English student Grace awarded essay-writing prize in London

English student Grace awarded essay-writing prize in London

English student Grace Williams picked up an honourable mention prize at New College for the Humanities in London recently for her essay on the future of globalism.

The eighteen-year-old from Barton-on-Sea collected her prize of £40 in Amazon vouchers at a ceremony in London last month, which was hosted by Professor A. C. Grayling who was on the judging panel.

She also received the promise of a £2000 scholarship to study at New College for the Humanities should she wish.

Almost 500 students from around the globe entered the competition, which sought submissions of 1,500-word essays.

The essay options comprised: ‘What is the future for globalism?’, ‘Why do we need philosophers?’, and ‘Is democracy the best form of government?’.

After collecting her award, Grace said: “It was a brilliant opportunity to improve my research and referencing skills, and allowed me to explore other topics outside of my chosen A Level subjects.”

English teacher Ellen Rawson, who teaches Grace, commented: “We are very proud to see Grace recognised for her outstanding research and writing skills.”

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