In May, the WRTC Award Committee reviewed the essay entries submitted by graduating high school seniors entitled “What Freedom Means To Me”. This annual scholastic award is presented to the writer of the most outstanding essay which best illustrates the concepts and values of freedom that drive the American system. The WTRC is proud to announce this year’s Freedom Award winner: Mr. Owen Orford, a senior at Westford Academy.
Owen’s essay was a clear reflection of his life values and his dedication to them. In his community service he has helped in home rebuilding for the displaced and has been a mentor at WA for students needing additional support as they transition into the WA system. Owen has been a member of the National Honor Society since the 10th grade and won the Academic Achievement Award during his 11th and 12th grade years. He reached a milestone last year when he qualified to become an Eagle Scout. He is planning to attend the University of Massachusetts Lowell in the fall.
The WRTC was honored to present Owen with the Freedom Award at the Seniors Awards night June 2nd. We wish Owen the best in his future studies and career.