Three Winners Announced in Harvard Global Essay Contest

Harvard Global essay contest winners

Earlier this year, Walker’s juniors participated in the Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment annual essay contest which invites students to think critically about the status and rights of women. Students were asked to answer the question, “What is the biggest challenge facing women and girls in your country today?”

Walker’s junior Elliott Glynn was named winner, with honorable mentions going to Valeriia Lukianova ’22 and Allison Wall ’22. The head of the jury says, “This year was one where all the girls had inspiring and passionate things to say about present events and their observations about the current state of women where they live. It has truly been a unique year and I hope the girls continue to speak out and to work to make things better for everyone. Congratulations to all three for this remarkable achievement!”

This is the fourth year that Walker’s has been invited to participate in the annual contest. A published anthology of winning essays from young women all over the world, including Walker’s students, is forthcoming.

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Previous Award Winners

2020: Jenessa Lu ’21 and Madi Knapp ’21
2019: Hazel Wang ’19 (Honorable Mentions: Sabrina Li ’19, Clare Tomlinson ’20 and Riley Sheldon ’20)
2018: Isabel Lardner ’18 and Marion Carr ’18 (Honorable Mentions: Theresa Jo ’18 and Kate Zhang ’18)