The Emerson Prize
2012 Winners [from Volume 21]
The Emerson Prize is awarded annually to students published in The Concord Review during the previous academic year who have shown outstanding promise in history at the high school level. Since 1995, 88 students have won the Emerson Prize. The six laureates this year are from Arkansas, Hong Kong, Maryland, and Massachusetts. Past laureates have come from Czechoslovakia, Canada, Louisiana, Florida, California, Tennessee, Vermont, Maryland, New Zealand, Texas, Russia, Washington State, Tennessee, Connecticut, Singapore, New Hampshire, Illinois, Japan, and New York. The 2012 Ralph Waldo Emerson Prize laureates are:
2012 Ayana Gray, of Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her paper on Female Infanticide in the Fall 2010 issue (21/1), was on the gender imbalance in India and China from the murder of female infants.
2012 Eric Keen, homescholar from Bethesda, Maryland. His paper, in the Summer 2011 issue (21/4), was on the disastrous British experience in fighting in Afghanistan in the 19th century.
2012 Maya Krishnan, of Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland (now at Stanford). Her paper in the Fall 2010 issue (21/1) was on the repression of thought in the Soviet Union.
2012 Caitlin Lu, of the Chinese International School in Hong Kong. Her paper, in the Spring 2011 issue (21/3), was on Matteo Ricci's unique contribution to scholarship in China.
2012 Jonathan Lu, of the Chinese International School in Hong Kong. His paper, in the Summer 2011 issue (21/4), was on Joseph Needham's exhaustive study of Chinese science and technology during its history.
2012 Matthew Weinstein, of Belmont Hill School. His paper, in the Winter 2011 issue (21/2), was on the contest between the Lodge and Kennedy families that led JFK to the U.S. Senate.