Student essay offers keen look at China

Student essay offers keen look at China

It happened only twice over the years that the top prize for the best article published in "The Monitor," the College of William and Mary's highly regarded journal of international relations was awarded to the same student, by two separate selection bodies in a double-blind procedure.

Taylor Brooks, a sophomore from Winchester is the author of the winning article, "Securing a Communist Regime by Claiming the South China Sea," It was selected from among all the essays published in the 2016-2017 issues of "The Monitor."

In her acceptance speech Brooks said, "As someone who has never before won an award for research or writing, I am incredibly...