Seniors Sanjay Long and Maura Smeader Named 2020 DE Historical Society Junior Fellows
The Harry N. Baetjer III Junior Fellows Program is a paid summer internship for students entering the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades offered by the Delaware Historical Society. This summer, Archmere seniors Sanjay Long and Maura Smeader were chosen for the program.
Baetjer Fellows gain vital academic and life experience through hands-on projects, discussion of readings, and the mentorship of senior staff members. Their projects include important work with artifacts, site and gallery interpretation, and historical research and culminate in a public presentation at the conclusion of the program. Alums of the program regularly go on to top-ranking colleges, often receiving letters of recommendation from their DHS mentors. Sanjay's final presentation for the fellowship was titled, "A Living Museum: Sidewalks, Gardens, and the Challenges of Preservation", and Maura presented "A Quaker Goes to Richmond: Transcribing the Diary of Edward Bringhurst, Jr." on August 13. In addition to the application, Sanjay and Maura were chosen based on teacher recommendations and an interview.