The APA has awarded its first Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Awards. Four students currently enrolled in courses leading to their certification as Latin teachers will receive grants that will offset a portion of their tuition payments. To fund this program the Association uses income derived from contributions from the Friends of Zeph Stewart and matching gifts from the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Research and Teaching Endowment established by its Gateway Campaign for Classics in the 21st Century. Professor Stewart taught at Harvard for several decades, served the APA in many capacities including terms as President and Financial Trustee, and was a passionate supporter of the work of primary and secondary school teachers.
The four winners were chosen from fourteen applications reviewed by a subcommittee of the Association’s Joint Committee (with ACL) on the Classics in American Education. We are grateful to John Gruber-Miller, Keely Lake, and Sally W. Morris for their hard work on this program.
The names of the winners and the schools they are attending are
- Brandi Boseovski (University of Washington)
- Stephanie Marie Hutchings (University of Arizona)
- Hannah M. Moore (Bowling Green State University)
- Wesley Joseph Wood (Miami University of Ohio)
A call for applications for the 2015 Stewart Awards will appear in late 2014. The tentative application deadline is March 1, 2015.