Social Studies Students Take Learning on the Road

Three students from Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School took their love of social studies on the road this summer by participating in different fellowship programs.
Thanks to a teacher recommendation, senior Claudia Motley was awarded a fully funded fellowship to the Japan Society’s Junior Fellows Leadership Program for three weeks in July. This culturally immersive experience allows fellows to research and experience Japanese culture through a study trip to various important historical sites throughout Japan.

Seniors Sophia Hall and Mikayla Angel both completed the Economics for Leaders program. Sophia participated in the program at College of William and Mary in Virginia and Mikayla traveled to Florida for the fellowship. EFL is a selective summer program that teaches leaders how to integrate economics into the process of decision-making in a hands-on, experiential environment. Its goal is to provide students with the skills to be more effective leaders and teach them how to employ economic analysis when considering difficult public policy choices.
Additionally, Sophia completed a fellowship at the Student Leadership Academy in New Orleans. The academy takes students through the history of World War II with the aim of exploring leadership lessons by relating them back to their own lives and the world around them.