Eighth Emerson Prizes Awarded in Boston
From: The Concord Review
Sudbury, Massachusetts---The eighth annual Ralph Waldo Emerson Prizes for student work of outstanding academic promise at the secondary level were awarded this Spring to Emily Alter of Larkspur, California (now at Carleton College), Jonas Doberman of Boulder, Colorado (now at Harvard), David Gopstein of New York City (now at Princeton), Tanya Sibai of Memphis, Tennessee (now at Tulane), and Sarah Weiss of Chicago (now at Yale) according to Will Fitzhugh, Editor and Publisher of The Concord Review.
The awards were presented at the New England History Teachers Association's Kidger Reception at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, in the afternoon on Tuesday, March 12, 2002.
Each Emerson Prize laureate received a check for $3,000, and a copy of David McCullough's Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Truman, along with the letter of award. Past Emerson awards have gone to high school students from Czechoslovakia, Washington, D.C., Florida, California, Vermont, New Zealand, Utah, Massachusetts, Russia, Washington State, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Illinois, Japan, and New York.
Founded in 1987, The Concord Review, the first and only quarterly journal in the world for the academic work of secondary students, has published 50 issues with 550 essays (average 5,000 words) by students of history in forty-two states and thirty-three other countries. These exemplary essays have been distributed to subscribers throughout the United States and in thirty-two other countries.
Diane Ravitch, Senior Research Scholar at New York University and former Assistant Secretary of Education has said: "The Concord Review provides a splendid forum for the best student work in history. It deserves the support of everyone in the country who cares about improving the study of history in the schools." Eugene D. Genovese, past President of The Historical Society, has said, "That you are performing a valuable service to American education goes without saying…With each issue of The Concord Review I feel better about the future of American education and of our profession." Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., Historian, has said: "The Concord Review offers young people a unique incentive to think and write carefully and well…The Concord Review inspires and honors historical literacy. It should be in every high school in the land."
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