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Fort Ticonderoga Announces Beaty Family Scholarship

Awardee will Attend the National History Academy in Washington DC

2019 Beaty Family Scholarship winner, Cole Siebels, from Gouverneur High School and John T. Beaty at a National History Academy event.
2019 Beaty Family Scholarship winner Cole Siebels from Gouverneur High School and John T Beaty at a National History Academy event

Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to announce that the Beaty Family Scholarship will be awarded to a North Country History Day participant currently in 9th, 10th, or 11th grade during this year’s North Country History Day hosted at Fort Ticonderoga on March 7th. The award is for an outstanding Senior Division entry that exemplifies the spirit of National History Day. The winner will receive a scholarship to attend the prestigious National History Academy during the summer of 2020.

“Fort Ticonderoga is thrilled to offer an exceptional student 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 a partner program that shares our museum’s commitment to engage students and foster a more engaged citizenry in a deeper understanding of our past.”

“The National History Academy offered me a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. The opportunities we had learning about our great nation cannot be matched. I am forever grateful,” said Cole Siebels from Gouverneur High School, 2019’s Beaty Scholarship winner.

group of History Day participants smiling

Fort Ticonderoga coordinates the Annual North Country History Day, serving students in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, St. Lawrence, and Warren counties in New York State. The theme for the 2019-2020 school year is “Breaking Barriers in History.” Registration must be completed by February 14, 2020. More details can be found at or by emailing [email protected].

Competing at two levels: Junior (grades 6-8) and Senior (grades 9-12), students create entries in various categories such as historical papers, individual and group exhibits, individual and group performances, individual and group documentaries, and individual and group websites.

About National History Academy
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.

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 a multi-day destination and 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.