NYTTS Turtle and Tortoise Show 2001

Best-in-Show Winner

Show Judge Bill McCord and
Best-In-Show Winner JoAnn Vacchiano
Best In Show — Trophy

JoAnn Vacchiano, leopard tortoise, Geochelone pardalis

First Place — Blue Ribbons

Peter Brynildsen (1st runner up), group: 3 Middle Eastern spur-thighed tortoises, Testudo graeca terrestris
Valerie Silka (2nd runner up), leopard tortoise, Geochelone pardalis
Diane Petrillo (3rd runner up), group: 4 “Jordanian graeca complex” tortoises,Testudo graeca ssp.; 1 Asia Minor spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca iberia; and 2 Home’s hinge-back tortoises, Kinixys homeana
Susan Amoy, pair: Indian star tortoises, Geochelone elegans
Brian Blecher, 2 South American spot-legged turtles, Rhinochlemmys p. punctularia
Karen & Charlie Buckley, red-footed tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria
Lesley Fagen, black-brested leaf turtle, Geomyda spengleri
Esther Huffman, pair: African spurred tortoises, Geochelone sulcata
Sylvia & Charlie Hyman, leopard tortoise, Geolchelone pardalis
Allen P. W. Karen, Central American wood turtle, Rheinoclmmys pulcherrima mani
Len Knapp, African spurred tortoise, Geochelone sulcata
Jennifer Rauch, 2 western pond turtles, Clemmys marmarata
Ari Taub, common snapping turtle, Chelydra serpentina
Patricia Tsutsumi, River cooter mix, Pseudemys floridana (?)
Jennifer Verstraete, Leopard tortoise, Geochelone pardalis

Second Place — Red Ribbons

Josephine Arnold, Eastern painted turtle, Chrysemys picta picta
Josephine Arnold, Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans
Mariette Bailey, Diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin terrapin and Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans
Nick Caruso, Asian brown tortoise, Manouria emys
Nick Caruso, Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca
Sylvia and Charlie Hyman, group: 3 Florida softshell turtles, Trionyx ferox
Diane Lapson, Mississippi map turtle, Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii
Akemi Okamoto, Chinese box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata, and Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca
Sara Ramos, Yellow-footed tortoise, Geochelone denticulata
Bruan & Patricia Salamone, Chinese box turtle, Cuora flavomarginata
Brian & Patricial Salamone, Leopard tortoise, Geochelone pardalis babcocki
Christine Santoro, Common cooter, Pseudemys floridana
Frank Schneider, Big-headed turtle, Platysternum megacephalum
Michael Sherwin, group: Asian leaf turtle, Cyclemys dentata; Malayan box turtle, Cuora amboinesis; African helmeted turtle, Pelomedusa subrufa; Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans; Four-eyed turtle, Sacalia quadriocellata; and Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata

Third Place — White Ribbons
Josephine Arnold, Red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta elegans
Allen P. W. Karen, Chaco tortoies, Geochelone chilensis
Allen P. W. Karen, pair: Central Asian (Russian) tortoises, Testudo horsefieldi
Kay Martin, Red-footed tortoise, Geochelone carbonaria
Kay Martin, Red-cheeked mud turtle, Kinosternon scorpoides cruentataum
Michael Musnick, group: African spurred tortoise, Geochelone sulcata, and 2 Leopard tortoises, Geochelone pardlis
Richard Ogust, pair: European pond turtles, Emys orbicularis hellenica
Harrison Pereyra, Central Asian (Russian) tortoise, Testudo horsfieldi
Diane Petrillo, Leopard tortoise, Geochelone pardalis babcocki
Noel Rivera, pair: Leopard tortoises, Geochelone pardalis pardalis
Brian & Patricia Salamone, pair: Red-footed tortoises, Geochelone carbonaria
Frank Schneider, Egyptian tortoise, Testudo kleinmanni
Rudi Schuech, Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise, Testudo graeca
JoAn Vacchiano, Central Asian (Russian) tortoise, Testudo horsefieldi

Click here for a gallery of snapshots from the Show.

The New York Turtle and Tortoise Society thanks
Dr. Bill McCord — judge for the Turtle and Tortoise Show 2001.

Winners of the
2001 Children’s Poster Contest

Click here for the 2001 Poster Gallery.
Grand Prize

Margret Golson:
“Let Them Be Freed To Breed”

Hilton Head High School, AP Biology, K. Howard, teacher
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Age 17
Medium: magic marker

Lower Division / Group Award

Paula Marchi’s Pre-Kindergarten 3:
“Give The Turtles a Swimming Chance, Keep Our Oceans Clean”

St. Charles School
Staten Island, New York
Mediums: Paint and collage

Middle Division / First Prize

Bridget Ryan:
“Keep the Legend Alive,
Save the Turtles”

Birchwood Intermediate School
Huntington Station, New York
Age 11
Mediums: marker, crayon, and collage

Middle Division / Second Prize

Sandi Spinder:
“Please Don't Trash My Home”

Pine Lane Intermediate School, 6th Grade
Parker, Colorado
Age 11
Mediums: crayon and magic marker

Upper Division / First Prize

Jack Prosch:
“Help Our Wild Turtles
Get Back On Their Feet”

St. Ann’s Belfield School:
8th Grade
Charlottesville, Virginia
Age 14
Mediums: magazine collage and magic marker

Upper Division / Second Prize

Hope Palacious:
“Overdevelopment of Beach Front With Turtle”

Inagua School, 11th Grade
Age 15
Medium: acrylic paint

Upper Dvision / Third Prize

DeAngelo Palacious:
“Sea Turtle Market”

Inagua School, 11th Grade
Age 17
Medium: black & white marker

Honorable Mention

Elizabeth Hult:
“Don’t Pave Their Playground,
Turtles Need Wetlands”

Home Schooled, Grade 4
Belleville, Illinois
Age 9
Medium: colored marker

Rebecca Gilbert:
“Before They All Leave,
Save the Environment”

Birchwood Intermediate School, Grade 5
Melville, New York
Age 10
Mediums: collage and markers

Ethan Clancy:
“If Turtles Were This Big,
Who Would Be Going Extinct?”

Foundations For The Future Academy Charter, Grade 5, Mrs. Black, teacher
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Age 11
Medium: computer graphics collage

M. Stubbs:
“Some Dangers For Sea Turtles”

Inagua School, 11th Grade
Age 17
Medium: pointillism, magic markers

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