The end of the academic year is a time for many celebrations, including a salute to the winners of our Global Camerer Essay Competition. The Camerer name, which has long been well known at Dwight in New York, has become familiar of late across our global network of schools. Dr. Emil E. Camerer, a prominent educator in his day, served as Dwight’s Headmaster from 1895-1926. In honor of his memory, our School has held an annual Camerer Essay Competition for as far back as we can remember, making it one of our longest-standing Lion traditions. Three years ago, we extended it across continents by inviting students on every Dwight campus to participate in their own school-wide competitions.
The competition process begins earlier in the year when students in grades 9-11 write personal essays and submit them 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, which is just one of many Dwight cross-campus programs and collaborations. This year, students from New York, London, Shanghai, Dubai, and online submitted their essays, sharing their creative sparks of genius, thoughts, opinions, and reflections.
Administrators from The Dwight Schools had the difficult task of judging the well-crafted essays, which are always as diverse as the students who write them. Vice Chancellor Blake Spahn helps us announce our 2022 winners here.
Congratulations to all of our finalists and winners!