At School Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, eleven St. Markers were awarded Class of 1968 Fellowship Grants.
Established at their 25th reunion in 1993, the Class of 1968 created this fund to provide opportunities for students to participate in a fellowship program or independent project the summer before graduation. The members of the Class of 1968 review the proposals and make the award decisions. As part of the program, each grant recipient must share the outcomes of their projects with the St. Mark's community during the fall.
This year's honorees will be pursuing a wide variety of projects and endeavors, funded by their Class of 1968 Fellowship grants.
Jenny Tang '20 and and Jason Chen '20 will be constructing a web application that promotes a better way to teach Chinese characters to Chinese-as-a-Second-Language (CSL) learners.
Lora Xie '20 will use her grant to purchase a guzheng for the school so that she may continue practicing this traditional Chinese instrument and promote cultural awareness and appreciation through performances and workshops.
Grace Zawadski '20 will be designing, building, and shaping a surfboard.
Alie Hyland '20 will be pursuing her interest in serious photography by photographing various locations on the New England coast, Nantucket Island, and in the city of Boston.
Emma Viens '20 will delve deeper into the realm of film editing and explore different genres and styles of editing.
Luke Lee '20 will visit an ancient Roman fort in England and study the life of a Roman soldier living on the border, focusing on creating a connection between classics materials studied in Advanced Latin and archeology.
Sam Leslie '20 and Isabelle O'Toole '20 will be studying the genetic and lifestyle implications of Alzheimer's disease.
Alex Sumner '20 and Will Appel '20 will be exploring Honduran culture in various U.S. cities.
At the same School Meeting, alumnus Bob Masland '68 announced that his class had substantially increased the endowment for these grants, allowing for a record number of recipients this year.
Congratulations to the 2019 recipients of Class of 1968 Fellowship grants.