William W. Streeter Cummington History Award
Each year the Cummington Historical Commission awards two $1000 prizes to graduating seniors who reside in Cummington who are planning to attend college. The award is named in honor of William W. Streeter. A descendant of one of Cummington's original pioneer families, Bill Streeter has made innumerable contributions to the preservation of Cummington’s history from helping to establish the Kingman Tavern Museum, to creating an endowment for its maintenance, to writing several volumes of Cummington history including his latest Only One Cummington, Volume II. Inspired by his indefatiguable devotion to Cummington history, the prizes are awarded to the two students who write the best essays about an aspect of the town's history. Essays along with supporting information are due May 1 of each year. Award funds are distributed upon the successful completion of the first semester of college.
Click here for GUIDELINES for this years' competition.
PREVIOUS AWARD WINNERS:
2012 Taylor Whelihan, "Berkshire Snow Basin"
2011 Jennie Wolf, "The Cummington Refugees"
2010 Bailley Morse, "In the Heart of the Berkshires: the Orcutt Estate"
2010 Kelsey Whelihan, "The William Cullen Bryant Homestead"
2009 Amy Tessier, "Cummington Fair"
2008 Eliza Keith
2008 Daniel Warriner
2008 Brian Tonelli
2007 Nicole Mougin
2007 Lauren Yamilkoski, "Tod Morden Estate"
2006 Ethan Kelleher, "Cummingon Snow Basin"
2005 Nick Tonelli, "Charles Henry Ball and his Iron Truss Bridges"
2005 Megan Warriner