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Calhoun’s Danielle Dukofsky Wins Essay Contest

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Danielle Dukofsky, a junior at Calhoun High School in the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District, has been selected as a winner in the Gilder Lehrman “In Their Own Words” essay contest.

“Students were tasked with exploring primary sources in the Gilder Lehrman Collection and demonstrating their skills in historical interpretation and textual analysis,” explained Christina Cone, a social studies chairperson. “Gilder Lehrman reports that several hundred entries from students across the United States and abroad were received.”

After careful review by a team of seven Gilder Lehrman Institute master teachers, Dukofsky’s essay, “The Impact of Art on Historical Understanding,” was selected as one of 10 winners.

Dukofsky will be awarded a $500 prize from the Gilder Lehrman Institute, and in addition $250 will be awarded to her supporting U.S. History teachers, Beth Finneran and Mike Pisano, for history programming or classroom resources.

Date Added: 4/28/2022

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