James Madison Fellowship Recipient
Ross Conner is the third teacher from Wamego High School to be selected as a James Madison Fellow. He joins Mr. Hornung and Mr. Hemphill. The Madison Fellowship is a federal program, started in 1987 as a celebration of the bicentennial of the US Constitution, that pays for graduate studies for History/Government teachers, with an emphasis in the US Constitution. As a result of this program, Mr. Conner will be able to get a Master's Degree at no cost to him.
The Fellowship is awarded to ONE teacher per state per year and includes 6 hours of credit from Georgetown University in DC. Fellows stay on the Georgetown campus for four weeks and hear lectures each week-day morning from top-notch Constitutional scholars. Fellows also participate in several day trips, including visits to Congress, the Supreme Court, Mount Vernon, Monticello, Montpelier, the White House and Arlington National Cemetery. In addition Fellows have most afternoons and the weekends free to travel the city as they see fit. The remainder of the course work will be completed at a university of his choosing. It is a wonderful honor for Mr. Conner to be chosen. The application process is very competitive.
Congratulations to Mr. Conner!