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Melbourne History Teacher To Attend Presidential Academy for American History and Civics

Christopher Carl, a History teacher at Melbourne High School, has been accepted into the Presidential Academy for American History and Civics. In July, Carl will visit Philadelphia, Penn., Gettysburg, Penn., and Washington, D.C., studying the American Revolution and Founding, the Civil War, and the Civil Rights movement.

The Academy is a rigorous, seventeen-day, graduate-level program. Fifty-two teachers, one from each state, the District of Columbia, and a U.S. territory, were selected to participate. With the exception of travel to and from the Academy, the Presidential Academy will be available at no cost to the teachers. Participating teachers receive a $1,500 stipend to cover the cost of travel. Participants will also be eligible to obtain four graduate credits from Ashland University’s Master of American History and Government degree program. They will receive $1,000 of the stipend at the conclusion of the Academy and an additional $500 upon the submission of two lesson plans.