STUDENT CONTESTS AND AWARDS

 

2018 Camden Conference

High School, College & University Student Awards

High School Student Awards

The annual Bill Taylor Essay Contest was open to any high school student who attended the Camden Conference at any location.  The essays were due on May 25, 2018.  Judges included members of the Camden Conference Board of Directors and the Education Committee. Click on green button below for the guidelines that were provided. Click on the blue button for the winning essays and more information about the contest.

2018 BILL TAYLOR ESSAY AWARD WINNERS-HIGH SCHOOL

1st Prize (tie)

Levi McAtee, Lincoln Academy

1st Prize (tie)

Jonathan Meserve, Edward Little High School 

2nd Prize

Lareina Zhang, Gould Academy

3rd Prize

Hannah Sylvia Bagley, Piscataquis Community High School

College & University Student Awards

The annual Bill Taylor Essay Contest was open to any college student who attended the 2018 Camden Conference. The basis of the contest was the submission of an 8-10 page evidence-based research paper focused on one of the issues discussed during the 2018 Camden Conference the New World Disorder and America’s Future. Possibilities include (but are not limited to) political, agricultural, economic, religious, ethnic, environmental, or social challenges the world faces and what possible solutions the United States may utilize to address them. The paper should make a case for ways the U.S. should address your particular chosen issue. The research paper was due May 25, 2018. Judges included members of the Camden Conference Board of Directors and the Education Committee.  Click on the blue button below to read the winning essay.

 

2018 BILL TAYLOR ESSAY AWARD WINNER-COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

Eileen Griffin, University of Maine, Orono

 

AWARD NEWS

2018 COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY STUDENT AWARD WINNER

The Camden Conference is pleased to announce that Eileen Griffin from the University of Maine, Orono, is the winner of its college and university student essay contest which focused on the 2018 Conference theme: New World Disorder and America's Future.  Her essay was titled The Great Powers and the New Great Game: Central Asia, Kazakhstan and the Balance of Power Between China and the United States. The Conference congratulates her. 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. College and University Essay-Eileen Griffin
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2018 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ESSAY CONTEST WINNERS

The Camden Conference is pleased to announce the winners of its third high school student essay contest which focused on the 2018 Conference theme: New World Disorder and America's Future. First prize was a tie and went to Levi McAtee from Lincoln Academy for his essay A Virtual Threat to Democracy: The Threat of Fake News to Modern Democracy and How It Can Be Mitigated. The second winner was Jonathan Meserve from Edward Little High School for his essay The Minsk Peace: A Critical Analysis. Lareina Zhang from Gould Academy won the second prize for her essay Britain, the United States, and Isolationism. Third prize went to Hannah Sylvia Bagley from Piscataquis Community High School for her essay Preservation of a Nation. The Conference congratulates our winners. The essay contest is part of a special program for eleven Maine high schools in 2017-18 called “Camden Conference in the Classroom” (CCC). Essay contest winners were enrolled in a...
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2017 High School Students Essay Contest Winners

The Camden Conference is pleased to announce the winners of its third high school student essay contest which focused on the 2017 Conference theme: Refugees and Global Migration. First prize went to Zoe Bean from Gould Academy, working with teacher Dr. Brad Clarke, for her essay Afghan Refugee Crisis. Lena Downes from Piscataquis Community Secondary School, working with teacher Mr. Joseph Hennessey, won the second prize for her essay The US should help Turkey expand its refugee programs. Third prize went to Sam McMillan from Gould Academy, also working with Dr. Clarke, for his essay A Case for U.S. Responsibility and Iraqi Partition. The Conference congratulates our winners. The essay contest is part of a special program for ten Maine high schools in 2016-17 called “Camden Conference in the Classroom” (CCC). Essay contest winners were enrolled in a course in their high school on refugees and participated in the 30th annual Camden Conference. Twenty percent of the 1,000...
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2017 College and University Student Award Winners

College & University Students Awards The Camden Conference is pleased to announce the winners of its college and university student essay contest which focused on the 2017 Conference theme: Refugees and Global Migration. First prize went to Jonas Eichenlaub, who participated in a 3-credit college course at the University College at Rockland as a dual enrollment, High School Aspirations student, for his essay entitled Refugees Can Be Part of the Solution: The Challenges of Lebanon. Second prize went to Zoe FitzGerald-Beckett from the University of Maine at Augusta for her essay entitled Climate Change Refugees: "What's in a Name?" Third prize was awarded to Brad O'Brien from the University of Maine at Augusta for his essay entitled Oh, Child Left Behind: The Next “Lost Generation”. The Conference congratulates our winners. 1st Prize                 Jonas Eichenlaub, University College at Rockland Center, High School Aspirations student 2nd Prize            ...
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2018 CAMDEN CONFERENCE BILL TAYLOR AWARD WINNERS

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