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2016 High School Students Awards

High School Students Awards

The Camden Conference is pleased to announce the winners of its second high school student essay contest which focused on the 2016 Conference theme: The New Africa. First prize (tie) went to Alejandra Pardos from Gould Academy, working with teacher Dr. Brad Clarke, entitled Pan Africanism and the Road to an African Renaissance, and Kyle Gleason from Piscataquis Community Secondary School, working with teacher Mr. Joseph Hennessey, entitled Inflation in South Africa. Second prize went to Emma Stevens from Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (Goodwill Hinckley), working with teacher Emily Gribben, entitled The Consequences of the Commercialization of GMOs in Africa. Third prize was a 4 way tie; Cole Lusk from Gould Academy, working with Dr. Clarke, entitled Disease in AfricaEli Kurtz from Gould Academy, also working with Dr. Clarke, entitled Food and Water Security in Africa, Lucinda-Callie Wingert from Piscataquis Community Secondary School, working with Mr. Hennessey, entitled Aid Corruption in Underdeveloped Africa, and Alanna Wilson from Piscataquis Community Secondary School, also working with Mr. Hennessey, entitled Education and Corrupt Leadership Africa. The Conference congratulates our winners.

The essay contest is part of a special program for ten Maine high schools in 2015-16 called “Camden Conference in the Classroom” (CCC). Essay contest winners were enrolled in a course in their high school on Africa and participated in the 29th annual Camden Conference. Twenty percent of the 1,000 Conference attendees are high school and college students who receive Camden Conference scholarship funding to defray their registration cost.

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1st Prize (tie)

Alejandra Pardos from Gould Academy, working with teacher Dr. Brad Clarke, entitled Pan Africanism and the Road to an African Renaissance.

Eli Kurtz photo

1st Prize (tie)

Kyle Gleason from Piscataquis Community Secondary School, working with teacher Mr. Joseph Hennessey, entitled Inflation in South Africa.

Emma Stevens photo

2nd Prize

Emma Stevens from Maine Academy of Natural Sciences (Goodwill Hinckley), working with teacher Emily Gribben, entitled The Consequences of the Commercialization of GMOs in Africa.

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3rd Prize (4 way tie)

Cole Lusk from Gould Academy, working with Dr. Clarke, entitled Disease in Africa

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3rd Prize (4 way tie)

Eli Kurtz from Gould Academy, also working with Dr. Clarke, entitled Food and Water Security in Africa.

Lucinda Callie-Wingert photo

3rd Prize (4 way tie)

Lucinda-Callie Wingert from Piscataquis Community Secondary School, working with Mr. Hennessey, entitled Aid Corruption in Underdeveloped Africa.

Alanna Wilson photo

3rd Prize (4 way tie)

Alanna Wilson from Piscataquis Community Secondary School, also working with Mr. Hennessey, entitled Education and Corrupt Leadership Africa.

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