2019 Heely Scholars Announced

Congratulations to the 2019 Heely Scholars - Anika Bagaria, Chris Brown, Simon Cull, Dami Kim, Carolyn King, Alannah Nathan, Annie Nolan, and Olivia Sieler. These rising Fifth Formers have demonstrated a keen interest and ability in the study of American history.
For two weeks this summer, students will return to the Lawrenceville campus – and the Bunn Library’s Stephan Archives - to study the life and career of Frederick Douglass. Led by History Master Erik Chaput, students will make research trips to the National Museum of African American History and Culture (Washington, D.C.), Banneker-Douglass Museum (Annapolis, Md.), the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site (Washington, D.C.), and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). They will also meet with historian David W. Blight at Yale University (New Haven, Conn.), whose book include “Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom.”
At the end of the two weeks, Scholars will choose some element of Douglass’ life and career to further study in Lawrenceville’s fall term Advanced Research Seminar. Here, they will have the opportunity to expand their summer research into an individual senior thesis while being introduced to the conventions and the discipline of historical writing.
The Heely Scholars focus on experiential learning and the belief archival material exists to be used and not merely saved. Heely Scholars produce materials that facilitate the access and enrichment of Stephan Archives by the larger community through the creation of exhibits, films, podcasts, oral histories, and classroom curriculum.
For additional information, please contact Lisa M. Gillard Hanson, director of Public Relations, at lgillard@lawrenceville.org.

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