The Super Bowl of Writers?

Jan 24, 2012 by

Michael F. Shaughnessy –

As I understand it, next Sunday is supposedly the Super Bowl wherein two football teams compete for bragging rights. While The Concord Review is not exactly the Super Bowl, there are many, many serious scholars, writers, historians, and researchers that need to be acknowledged. I would like to recognize the following students and indicate their respective high schools.

Persons Case, was written by Natasha Broemling from The Salisbury Composite High School, Sherwood Park, Alberta

Harvey Girls was penned by Elena Riecke of Columbia High School, Maplewood, New Jersey

Julia Morgan Pia was researched by Lindstrom Luedtke of Polytechnic School, Pasadena, California

Abigail Adams was penned by Jennifer Shingleton who attended high school at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts

Women’s Colleges was written by Kerry Carwile Masteller of Walla Walla High School, Walla Walla, Washington

M. Carey Thomas was researched by Joelle Gail Novey of Bryn Mawr School, Baltimore, Maryland

Triangle Fire was written by Hadley Davis who hails from Porter-Gaud School, Charleston, South Carolina

Ladies’ Land League was penned by Emma Curran Donelly Hulse of North Central High School, Indianapolis, Indiana

Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was researched by Patricia Perozo of the University of Chicago Laboratory High School, Chicago, Illinois

18th Century Midwives was researched and written about by Malka Benjamin of Newton North High School, Newton, Massachusetts

Female Infanticide was the topic written about by Ayana Gray who hails from Pulaski Academy, Little Rock, Arkansas

I want to recognize not just these writers, but their teachers, parents, librarians,  and principals that encouraged them, as well as Will Fitzhugh of The Concord Review who continues to promote writing, scholarship, and research.  The Concord Review is the only journal that publishes student efforts in the realm of writing and scholarship. These fine writers have gone above and beyond the call of duty, and further, have made a topic of interest their own. They have become experts if you will in some realm of scholarly endeavor. It is one thing to take multiple choice or True or False Tests, or engage in “ Fill in the Blank “ assessment or even to write a brief essay on some teacher assigned topic. It is another thing to delve deeply into some area of history, or examine a person’s life in depth, and utilize several sources from the local library. All of these writers should be commended for their efforts.

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