Sid Carlson White awarded 2022 Wrexham Prize for best senior essay in field of humanities and 2022 Pearson Prize for best senior essay in American Studies

May 31, 2022

Congratulations to Sid Carlson White ‘22, winner of the Wrexham Prize and winner of the Norman Holmes Pearson Prize! Each year, Yale College awards the Wrexham to that graduating senior who shall be judged to have written the best senior essay in the field of the humanities, and the American Studies department awards the Pearson for the best senior project in American Studies. Sid’s project, “The Land Between the Towers: Settler Colonialism and Visions of America at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum”  examines how 9/11 memorials, particularly the 9/11 museum in Manhattan, are key aspects of the process of colonization and have the ability to shape our national and collective memories of this event.