Katie Wilson, a local teacher from Howe High School, has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 32 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Wilson will participate in an institute entitled “Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences ” The two-week program will be held at the University of Arkansas.
The 35 teachers from across the nation selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
The approximately 862 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach almost 128,000 American students the following year.