Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Fort Ticonderoga’s Beaty Family Scholarship

Beaty Family Scholarship winner Cole SiebelsThe Beaty Family Scholarship will be awarded to a local student during this year’s North Country History Day, hosted at Fort Ticonderoga on March 7th.

The award is for an outstanding Senior Division entry that exemplifies the spirit of National History Day. The winner will receive a scholarship to attend the National History Academy during the summer of 2020.

Fort Ticonderoga coordinates the Annual North Country History Day, serving students in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, and Warren counties in New York State. The theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “Breaking Barriers in History.”

Competing at two levels: Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12), students create entries in various categories such as historical papers, individual and group exhibits, individual and group performances, individual and group documentaries, and individual and group websites.

Registration must be completed by February 14, 2020. More information can be found online or by emailing [email protected]

The National History Academy is a 5-week summer program. Participants explore the history of the United States from the Colonial Era through the Civil Rights Movement. Through field trips to historical places in Washington DC and the surrounding region, students gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of American democracy and the responsibilities of citizenship through experiential learning.

Photo of last year’s Beaty Family Scholarship winner, Cole Siebels, from Gouverneur High School and John T. Beaty at a National History Academy event provided.

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