2019 Camden Conference
High School, College & University Student Essay Contests
High School Student Award Winners
The Camden Conference is pleased to announce the winners of its high school student essay contest which focused on the 2019 Conference theme: Is This China’s Century? First prize went to Sophie Laurence from Gould Academy, working with teacher Dr. Brad Clarke, entitled Cybersovereignty: Redefining Digital Citizenship in the Cyber Era. Second prize went to Jennifer Simon from Piscataquis Community High School, working with teachers Joseph Hennessey and Ryan Botting, entitled A Global Solution. Third prize was awarded to Caitlyn Drinkwater from Piscataquis Community High School, working with also working with Joseph Hennessey and Ryan Botting, entitled Human Rights in China. The Conference congratulates our winners.
The essay contest is part of a special program for participating Maine high schools in 2018-19 called “Camden Conference in the Classroom” (CCC). Essay contest winners were enrolled in a course in their high school on China and participated in the 32nd annual Camden Conference.
College & University Student Award Winners
The Camden Conference is pleased to announce that Pamela Schaltenbrand from the University of Maine at Augusta, is the first place winner of its college and university student essay contest which focused on the 2019 Conference theme: Is This China’s Century? Her essay was titled China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Second prize was awarded to Melissa Verburgt from the University of Maine at Augusta for her essay The Future of U.S.- China Trade: Partners or Opponents. The Conference congratulates the winners.
This award was established by Captain Bill Taylor who was a longtime supporter of the Camden Conference and of education programming. Captain Taylor had a distinguished career as a Naval Officer, an Academic in Warfare Science, and Director of Long Range Strategic Planning for Anti-Submarine Warfare at the Pentagon. His career took him all over the world during various wars, and his creative influence on Naval Warfare lingers.