Heritage Essay, Art contest winners named

Alexa Beck, a senior at Jefferson City High School, wins first place in the Heritage Art Contest at the 2011 Local Landmark Designation Awards ceremony.

Alexa Beck, a senior at Jefferson City High School, wins first place in the Heritage Art Contest at the 2011 Local Landmark Designation Awards ceremony. Photo by Deborah Cote.

The Historic City of Jefferson announced the winners of its annual Heritage Essay and Art contests at a joint ceremony Thursday with the city’s Historic Preservation Commission’s Landmark Award recipients.

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Seventh-grade students from St. Joseph Cathedral School swept the sixth- to eighth-grade essay category. First place went to Adam Bax for “St. Marys,” second place to Jacob Boss for “the Dulle House, third place to Elliot Knernschield for “Limestone Legacy,” and to Charlie Colozza for “Warwick Village.”

Ninth-grade students from Simonsen swept the ninth- through 12th-grade essay category. Benton Mitchell won first place with “The Apartment House Built by Shining Shoes: Tergin Apartments,” Hayley Pardoe received second place for “On the Riverfront,” Charis Gibler received third place for “Our Own Little Piece of History,” Lydia Meyer earned an honorable mention for “The First Skyscraper,” as did Alyssa Carron for “History Refreshed.”

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