Article by Audrey Davis, South Lake Tablet

In July, Kendall Grace Carey, a student at Pinecrest Lakes Middle High in Clermont, had the opportunity to participate in the National History Academy through its Summer 2023 program. Kendall’s academic merit, essays, and letters of recommendation not only distinguished her from every other applicant in Florida but also earned her a full scholarship to attend the month-long camp alongside ninety fellow high school scholars from around the world.

During the month-long program, Students partake in a rigorous curriculum, immersive historical site visits across the northeast, interactions with mentors from various fields, and many more unique experiences. Overall, this program is intended to deepen students’ historical knowledge and broaden their perspectives on both the United States and the world as a whole.

Through this program, Kendall has received an education not just in history but in the future ahead of her. In her own words, “During the National History Academy, we were treated like college students. We did our laundry, chose what we wanted to do on campus, lived in a dorm with other students, and more. This experience allowed me a look into what college is like.” When asked if she would recommend the NHA or a similar program to her peers, Kendall responded, “I think it’s an incredibly valuable experience to be completely immersed in a topic you’re interested in.

Programs like these allow for students to prepare for college life and also go in-depth into a career field they may want to enter.” Overall, it is clear that Kendall and any students with ambition and work ethic similar to hers have a bright future ahead.



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