Mr. Patrick Awarded Study Scholarships in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009
Martin Luther High School, Northrop, Principal and history teacher, Robert Patrick was the recipient of a study grants funded by the National Endowment of Humanities for the past several years. Robert Patrick, Martin Luther High School Principal and History teacher, attended three competitive application seminars this past summer.
In June he attended the National Endowment for the Humanities seminar titled Remembering the Alamo: Landmark of American History and Culture. The one-week seminar was held in San Antonio, TX. Topics included: The Cultural Issues Leading to the Beginning of the Texas Revolution, American Western Expansion, and Popular History Versus Scholarly History of the Texas Revolution. Participants had the opportunity to visit Spanish missions and battlefields of the Texas Revolution.
In July Mr. Patrick attended the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History seminar Lincoln at Gettysburg. The seminar was hosted by the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College and led by Lincoln scholar Dr. Matthew Pinsker. Topics included: The Lincoln/Douglas Debates, Emancipation, Presidential War Powers and the Election of 1864. Participants toured the battlefields of Gettysburg as well as traveling to Washington D.C. to tour Lincoln’s cottage, which acted as Lincoln’s “Camp David” during his presidency.
Also in July Mr. Patrick attended a National Endowment for the Humanities seminar in Spartanburg SC titled Partisans and Redcoats: The American Revolution in the Southern Backcountry. Topics included: Women and African Americans in the American Revolution, The Revolution from the British Perspective and Using Art to Teach the American Revolution. Participants had the opportunity to tour Walnut Plantation, historic Brattonsville (a living history program), Kings Mountain Battlefield, and Cowpens battlefield. As part of the seminars each participant created lesson plans that can be used in the classrooms.
Seminar participants receive reading materials, room and board, transportation for tours & stipends.
In October he was invited to by the National Endowment of Humanities to give a presentation before his colleagues in Texas.
2006 Fulbright Scholarship Winner
For the second time in two years, a Martin Luther High School, Northrop graduate has been awarded the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to study abroad. 1996 MLHS Alumnus Jonathan Mumme graduated from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in May of 2006. Mumme attend St. John's Lutheran School, South Branch in grades 1-8. He is a 2006 Fulbright Scholarship recipient which will fund his study of Martin Luther’s ordination sermons in Tűbingen, Germany for one year. Mumme will be studying under one of the top Lutheran scholars in the world, Professor Dr. Oswald Bayer. In his extensive application process, Mumme highlighted the German/American relationship that was inherently there in Lutheranism and provided a rich heritage up until the World Wars.
2005 Fulbright Scholarship Winner
When Aaron Flohrs graduated from MLHS in 2001, he had high aspirations. The son of Steve and Connie Flohrs, Ormsby, Aaron knows how to make the most of good work ethics. Educated in the Lutheran school system all of his academic years, Aaron is a talented, confident young man. He attended St. John's Lutheran School, South Branch for grades 1-8.
Flohrs, an international management and political science double major, graduated summa cum laude on May 29, 2005 from Gustavus Adolphus College. He was notified that he was a Fulbright winner shortly after. He intends to research the World Trade Organization in Switzerland during the upcoming year.
Winners of the coveted Fulbright Scholarship have educational research opportunities opened for them through this funding. The Fulbright Program has provided more than 250,000 participants—chosen for their academic merits and leadership potential—with the opportunity to study and teach in each other’s countries, exchange ideas, and develop joint solutions to address shared concerns.
Flohrs plans to attend law school following his Fulbright year and eventually work in international trade.
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