Senior Jack Blitzer has been published in The Concord Review for his essay titled Treaty of Versailles. Jack worked closely with former faculty member Ian Campbell to construct an essay for the journal which accepts less than five percent of all of the submissions they receive.
The Concord Review was founded in 1987 to honor exemplary history essays written by high school students. Essays that are eligible for submission can be written on any historical topic, unrestricted by time period or geographic region. The organization “remains the only quarterly journal in the world to publish the academic history papers of secondary students.”
The project started as an extensive research paper for Mr. Campbell’s Inquiry in European History course. Blitzer shared that the topic for his paper “was the effect of the Treaty of Versailles on the German economy throughout the 1920s, with a particular focus on the German economic crash of 1923.” He has “always been interested in economics and history, so it was exciting to get a chance to combine these two topics.”
During its distinguished history, The Concord Review has published essays written by students from 45 states and 46 countries. Blitzer noted that the inclusion of his essay in the publication’s current issue “is very exciting and a great honor.”