Celestine Dorsey, a local teacher from Fort Pierce Westwood High school, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 21 NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops. The National Endowment for the Humanities is a federal agency that each year supports summer study opportunities so that teachers can work with experts in humanities disciplines.
Celestine Dorsey will participate in a workshop entitled “Forever Wild, The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era.” The one-week program will be held twice this summer in Upstate New York at Camp Huntington, the first “Great Camp” of the Adirondacks, now owned and operated by SUNY Cortland. The program will be directed by Drs. Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets of SUNY Cortland’s History Department.
The 72 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a $1,200 stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
To learn about this and other NEH Landmarks Workshops being offered this summer, visit http://www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs. The approximately 1,512 teachers who participate in these programs will teach more than 189,000 American students the following year.