The Camerer name has long been well-known at Dwight in New York, and in the last few years, it has become familiar across our global network of schools.
Dr. Emil E. Camerer was a prominent educator who served as Dwight’s Headmaster from 1895-1926. In honor of his memory, our School has held an annual Camerer Essay Competition for students in grades 9-11 for as far back as we can remember, making it one of our long-standing proud Lion traditions. We extended it two years ago, when students on every Dwight campus were invited to participate in their own school-wide match-ups.
The competition process begins when students in grades 9-11 submit essays to their English teachers, who then select the best in each grade for review by all English Department faculty. The winning entries are then entered into the global competition, adding to a myriad of enriching Dwight cross-campus creative programs and collaborations. This year, we received submissions from students in New York, London, Shanghai, Dubai, and online.
Administrators from The Dwight Schools had the difficult task of judging the well-crafted personal essays, which are always as diverse as the students who write them. Vice Chancellor Blake Spahn, one of the judges, helps us announce this year’s winners here.
Congratulations to all the finalists and winners!