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Grills Fellowship Recipients Plan Summer Government and Public History Experiences

Grills Fellowship Recipients Plan Summer Government and Public History Experiences
 
Three Woodberry Forest students have won a Grills Fellowship for the summer of 2019. John Meeks '21 will intern at the Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg, Virginia, for eight weeks. Sam Stelter '21 will tackle a variety of work for five weeks at Montpelier, the historic home of James Madison located near Woodberry. Billy-Boy Anderson '21 will work at the Shaker Museum in Enfield, Vermont. While John and Sam will do general work at their respective historic sites, Billy Boy's focus will be on the construction of a historically accurate trellis in the museum gardens.
 
Thanks to the generosity of Joe and Marge Grills, the Grills Fellowship covers costs and a provides a stipend for Woodberry students to undertake summer internships in any area of government as well as public history venues such as museums and national historic sites. The students who engage in these internships have had uniformly positive experiences," said history department chair Fred Jordan, who led the selection committee. "These are experiences that can’t possibly be duplicated in a classroom." The appointment of this year’s group brings the total number of Grills Fellows since the program's founding to twenty-three.
 
 
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