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Winner Announced for the 2012 Churchill Research Paper Competition

Sarah C. Howells wins the annual competition for her paper on Churchill’s efforts to unify Britain. 

Sarah-Howells-2012-Research-Paper2012 Winner Sarah C. HowellsThe Churchill Centre has awarded Sarah C. Howells first prize in the first annual Churchill Research Paper Competition for American high school students. While a student at The Harker School in San Jose, CA, Sarah wrote “Winston Churchill’s Efforts To Unify Britain From 1940-1941” as an independent project under the mentorship of Dr. Ruth Meyer, a history teacher at Harker.

Her 5800 word paper, with 51 footnotes, relied on a solid bibliography. Our judges deemed Sarah “a competent and professional writer” . . . who selected “good quotes to back up her words,” noting high marks for “explaining that Churchill had opposition who wanted to deal with Germany.” A second judge wrote, “in terms of research, organization and sustained argument, Sarah’s paper was much the best,” showing “a great deal of promise for her as a student.” Read the paper here.

The competition’s first prize is a $1,000.00 scholarship award. Sarah is currently a freshman at Princeton.

(Papers are eligible for submission until September 15th following the author’s graduation from secondary school. Students in high schools abroad are eligible if they hold an American passport)

Deadline for the second annual competition is September 15, 2013. A description of the competition and guidelines for submission are here.

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