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2013 Torrey Academy Term Paper Award Winners


Please join us in offering congratulations to all of our term paper award nominees and winners! Award-winning essays will be made available for next year's students to read in the TA Toolbox and on the TA website.

Our congratulations go out to the following recipients:

The Inklings Excellence in Academic Writing Award

First Place

Ellena Schaefer
Miss Hiskey's Online Inklings class
Immorality in Art: A Necessary Evil

Second Place

Allison Pack
Miss Tropper's Bay Area Inklings class
The Eighty Percent

Third Place

Michael Koval
Miss Brim's South Bay Inklings class
The Purpose of Pain


Faith of Our Fathers Excellence in Academic Writing Award

First Place

Timothy Lawrence
Miss Brim's South Bay Faith of Our Fathers class
Is to Love Another Person to See the Face of God?

Second Place

Paige Landino
Mr. Walton's Yorba Linda Faith class
Experiencing before Explaining

Third Place

Max Christensen
Mrs. Barber's Temecula Valley Faith class
Heaven, Hell, and the Man Between: Why Dante Must Ascend to Heaven


The Foundations of American Thought Excellence in Academic Writing Award

First Place

Timothy Lawrence
Miss Brim's South Bay Faith of Our Fathers class
Is to Love Another Person to See the Face of God?

Second Place

Stephen Robbins
Mr. Garcia's La Mirada Foundations class
Civil Obedience

Third Place

Adam Wagenet
Mr. Garcia's La Mirada Foundations class
Can Atheism Suffice? On the Necessity of Religion in a Democratic Society


The Aston Moffatt Excellence in Scholarship Award

Gabriel Kong
Mr. Garcia's Temecula Valley Foundations of American Thought class
Excellence in Education