Update from Joe Landgraf, NCHS ‘11
NCHS Alumni Scholarship Recipient
Currently, I am in my second year of graduate school, getting my Master's Degree in History from Villanova University. At Villanova, I am a graduate assistant and have been working as an undergraduate teaching assistant for a course on the U.S. Constitution. Prior to attending Villanova, I graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park in May 2015 with two degrees: B.A. in History and a B.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education. I graduated certified to teach in MD, student taught at Montgomery Blair High School in Montgomery County, and after graduating from Villanova next spring, intend on returning to MD to teach high school social studies.
This past summer, as part of my James Madison Memorial Fellowship (which is helping to fund my MA program), I took a 6 credit course on the U.S. Constitution at Georgetown University that included field trips all around DC. One of the more special opportunities was meeting Secretary of Education John King, Jr., a former Madison fellow himself. The James Madison Memorial Fellowship is awarded to 1-2 secondary teachers per state per year who are seeking their Master's in History or Education and who want to incorporate a greater knowledge-base of the Constitution into their classroom.
Photo of Joe with Secretary of Education John King, Jr., Summer 2016
The mission of the North County High School Alumni Scholarship is to support the post-secondary education of graduating seniors. Thanks to the generous support of NCHS, Andover and Brooklyn Park alumni, family, friends and our local community, we have awarded $12,000 in scholarships to 18 well-deserving seniors over the past 6 years. Incorporated in July 2010, we are passionate about supporting NCHS students and are committed to the long-term success of our scholarship fund.
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Updated: March 8, 2017