A promising history student has won a national competition for his essay on the 9/11 terror attacks. Lower sixth student Sam Moreton, from St Philip Howard School, won the 2012 British Association for American Studies Ambassadors’ Award School Essay Prize for his essay on the 2001 coordinated attacks on the White House, the Pentagon and most notably the World Trade Center in New York. 3,000 people died in the attacks and they led to the subsequent invasion of Afghanistan.
Sam is now the fourth Loreto history student to win the award and he is looking forward to spending his £250 prize money. Head of Department Ms Cooper said the essay was very well researched. “It raised some highly controversial and challenging interpretations of the event. Essay prizes such as the BAAS competition are a great way for students to learn more about a topic and develop their academic skills. ” she added.
As well as history Sam is studying AS Business Studies, English Literature, Government and Politics and General Studies. In both his history and his politics A2 courses Sam will actually be studying the events of 9/11 and their impact.
Lower sixth student Sam Moreton is happily accepting his prize from his history teacher Ms Carey.