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High Meadows Teacher Receives Fulbright

Local teacher, Jennifer Hannah, recently received the prestigious Fulbright award.

Roswell's High Meadows School teacher Jennifer Hannah has been awarded a Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange grant to teach in Scotland, according to a recent announcement by the United States Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board.

Hannah is one of approximately 60 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program in 2011-2012.

The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries. The primary source of funding for the Fulbright Program is an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations in foreign countries and in the United States also provide direct and indirect support. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in over 155 countries worldwide.

Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in government, science, the arts, business, philanthropy, education, and athletics. Forty Fulbright alumni from 11 countries have been awarded the Nobel Prize, and 75 alumni have received Pulitzer Prizes. Prominent Fulbright alumni include: Muhammad Yunus, Managing Director and Founder, Grameen Bank, and 2006 Nobel Peace Prize recipient; John Atta Mills, President of Ghana; Lee Evans, Olympic Gold Medalist; Ruth Simmons, President, Brown University; Riccardo Giacconi, Physicist and 2002 Nobel Laureate; Amar Gopal Bose, Chairman and Founder, Bose Corporation; Renee Fleming, soprano; Gish Jen, Writer; and Daniel Libeskind, Architect.

The Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Program is administered by the Academy for Educational Development.

Click on the link for further information about the Fulbright Program or the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs

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