Emerson Prizes for Student Essays Announced
The Concord Review, Inc. (www.tcr.org) has announced the winners of its 12th annual Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize competition for student work of outstanding academic promise in history at the secondary level. The prizes will be awarded in spring 2006 to:
- S. Wylie Galvin of Washington, D.C. (St Albans School, now at Yale)
- Elizabeth Lee Jemison of Memphis, Tennessee (St. Mary's Episcopal, now at Princeton)
- Oliver Mains of Ross, California (Branson School, now at Reed)
- Ezekiel Rediker of Pittsburgh (Taylor Allderdice High School, now at Cornell)
- Shaina Wright, a senior at Horace Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York.
Each Emerson Prize laureate will receive a check for $3,000, and a copy of David McCullough’s Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Truman, along with the letter of award. Over the past 12 years, Emerson awards have been awarded to 40 high school students from 17 states and 5 foreign countries.
Ralph Waldo Emerson Prizes are sponsored by The Concord Review, the first and only quarterly journal in the world for the academic work of secondary students. The Concord Review has published 64 issues with 704 essays (averaging 5,500 words, with endnotes and bibliography) by students of history in 44 states and 33 foreign countries.
The awards ceremony will by hosted by the history department of Governor Dummer Academy in Byfield, Massachusetts, on April 23, 2006.
Posted November 29, 2005
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