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The SCS has awarded its second group of Zeph Stewart Latin Teacher Training Awards. Three 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 and served the Society in many capacities including terms as President and Financial Trustee. He was a passionate supporter of the work of primary and secondary school teachers.

The three winners were chosen by a subcommittee of the Society’s Joint Committee (with ACL) on the Classics in American Education. We are grateful to Robert Cape, Kendra Eshleman, and John Gruber-Miller for their work on this program.

The names of the winners and the schools they are attending are

  • Serena Crosson (San Francisco State University)
  • Petra Laohakul (Hunter College)
  • Ian Merrill (University of Arizona)

A call for applications for the 2016 Stewart Awards will appear in late 2015. The tentative application deadline is March 1, 2016.