Fort Ticonderoga Awards Grant to North Country History Student to Attend National History Day Camp

Fort Ticonderoga has awarded a grant to a North Country history student to attend the National History Academy during the summer of 2019. Cole Siebels, a freshman at Gouverneur High School in Gouverneur, N.Y. was awarded the scholarship after placing as a top performer at the recent National History Day North Country competition held at Fort Ticonderoga on March 2, 2019. The grant is made possible by John T Beaty, a generous long-time Fort Ticonderoga supporter. The scholarship will be available annually to one eligible North Country student who is an outstanding North Country National History Day participant.

The National History Academy is a 5-week summer program. Participants explore the history of the United States from the Colonial Era through the Civil Rights Movement. Through field trips to historical places in Washington DC and the surrounding region, students gain a deeper understanding of the foundations of American democracy and the responsibilities of citizenship through experiential learning.

“Fort Ticonderoga is thrilled to offer Cole Siebels this remarkable opportunity to participate in the National History Academy,” said Beth L. Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO.  “Through the National History Day program, and now through this scholarship opportunity, we are a platform and resource for students to participate in an on-going conversation about history and its meaning to us today.  The National History Academy is partner program which shares our museum’s commitment to engage students and foster a more engaged citizenry in a deeper understanding of our past.”

About Fort Ticonderoga

Welcoming visitors since 1909, Fort Ticonderoga preserves North America’s largest 18th-century artillery collection, 2,000 acres of historic landscape on Lake Champlain, and Carillon Battlefield, and the largest series of untouched Revolutionary War era earthworks surviving in America. As the premier place to learn more about our nation’s earliest years and America’s military heritage, Fort Ticonderoga engages more than 75,000 visitors each year with an economic impact of more than $12 million annually and offers programs, historic interpretation, boat cruises, tours, demonstrations, and exhibits throughout the year, and is open for daily visitation May through October. Fort Ticonderoga is supported in part through generous donations and with some general operating support made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

America’s Fort is a registered trademark of the Fort Ticonderoga Association.

Photo: Cole Siebels, a freshman at Gouverneur High School in Gouverneur, New York, was awarded a scholarship to attend the National History Academy for a 5-week program this summer. This scholarship was made possible by generous long-time Fort Ticonderoga supporter, John T Beaty.

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