Simcoe County students write Andrew Hunter Prize-winning essays

Jordan Walker and Lisette Hamilton, along with Lavanya Chopra of Bradford District High School, attending the February 22 event

The three winners of the Simcoe County Historical Association’s 2021 Andrew Hunter Award for Excellence in Historical Essay Writing will appear virtually on the evening of Tuesday, February 22.

Lavanya Chopra of Bradford District High School and Jordan Walker and Lisette Hamilton, both of Innisdale Secondary School, will discuss their winning essays and the experience of learning more about difficult topics in Canadian history, from racism to colonialism .

The Andrew Hunter Award, named after one of the founders of the SCHA and one of Simcoe County’s earliest historians, was originally offered to history students at Laurentian University’s Barrie campus. The award was revamped last year to honor Grade 10 history students in Simcoe County schools.

The student talk will begin at 7:00 p.m. It is open to SCHA members and the public. Those interested in joining the conference can email [email protected] to receive a link to the meeting.

The Simcoe County Historical Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the promotion, preservation and appreciation of the history and heritage of Simcoe County.