Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Writing Ku-ring-gai History Winners

Bridget's winning poster

It was a full house on Monday night, with excited children and proud parents at the awards night of the Ku-ring-gai Historical Society writing competition. 

Ku-ring-gai Mayor, Elaine Malicki acknowledged the high standard of entries as she presented the winners with their cheques.

The Years 3-4 students submitted posters depicting Ku-ring-gai Then and Now. 

The joint winners were:
Madeleine McDonell of Abbotsleigh and 
Bridget Lennon of Gordon East Public School. 

Sophie Manning of Masada College and 
Mia Clayton of Pymble Ladies College were the runners up.
Madeleine's winning poster
Years 5-6 students wrote an essay on an important historical person and the winner was: 
Lukas Hallett of Wahroonga Public School with his essay on Vernon Hordon Lumby (1933-2012).
Runners up were: 
Romi Grauman of Masada College and 
Penelope Lovell of Wahroonga Public School.

Years 7-9 students wrote about a location of historical importance and the winner was: 
Kate Soonius of Pymble Ladies College with Ku-ring-gai's Unique Blue Gum High Forest. 
Eloise Hanna of Pymble Ladies College the runner up.

The adult section was won by Sandra McGregor of Mt Ku-ring-gai with Echoes of Time and Place throughout Ku-ring-gai, 
and runner up was Evelyn Wyatt of Turramurra.

All entrants will receive a certificate, and a commemorative book published by the Society containing many of the entries.

You can see more of our winners and their entries on our website.

The copyright to all posters and essays has been vested in KHS © 2013. All rights reserved so if you would like to reproduce or use any of the posters or essays, please contact us (higher resolution copies are available). 

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