2011 – Samantha Curran

2011 – History Prize Winner


Samantha Curran, who graduated in June from Glengarry District High School in Alexandria, is the winner of the 2011 Glengarry Historical Society Prize for History.

The 17 year-old, who lives near Apple Hill, graduated with an 87 percent average and a prize for creative writing as well as the GHS history prize. She is going on to study history and creative writing at Concordia University in Montreal this fall.

“I’m passionate about history,” Ms Curran said. “I’ve always enjoyed reading it.” She listed the British monarchy, the Ancient World, and the Second World War as areas of particular interest.

Ms Curran appeared the last three years in the grand musical productions staged at GDHS.

She was born in Montreal, and has lived with her family at Apple Hill for the past 11 years. Her mother is involved with the BraveHeart program of therapeutic horse-riding for troubled or disabled children.


The GHS Prize for History is a $250 prize awarded annually to a graduating high school student who, in the opinion of teachers, has done well in history. It is awarded on a rotating basis to the five high schools accommodating students from Glengarry County, that is, Holy Trinity, Tagwi, Le Relais, Glengarry District and Char-Lan.