McCallie's Condrey Is Washington College Book Award Winner

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
From left, Dr. Michael Woodward, Daniel Condrey, Dr. Kirk Walker '69, headmaster
From left, Dr. Michael Woodward, Daniel Condrey, Dr. Kirk Walker '69, headmaster

McCallie Junior Daniel Condrey was presented the 2013 Washington College Book Award on by McCallie History Chair Michael Woodward. 

Daniel received a copy of Maya Jasanoff’s “Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World.” Her book, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner, provides accounts of Americans who remained loyal to the British after the Revolutionary War and fled the United States.

The Washington College Book Award recognizes a high school junior who has produced outstanding written work in the field of history. It is intended to encourage intellectual excellence in the study and understanding of history. Rob Page, a 1997 McCallie graduate and member of the Class of 2001 of Washington College, first alerted McCallie administrators to this opportunity. 

Daniel is a boarding student from Birmingham, Ala., and is the son of Lee and Jane Condrey. He was nominated for the award by his Advanced Placement U.S. history teacher Dr. Woodward who is the Howard H. Baker Jr. Chair of American History.

“Daniel writes like he is in graduate school,” Dr. Woodward said. “He knows how to use the language well and thinks like an historian. He backs up his contentions with evidence. He is one of the best essayists I’ve had the pleasure to teach in my 41-year career.” 

Washington College is in Chestertown, Md.



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