Lafayette resident wins prestigious Marshall Scholarship

Lafayette resident Emily Shearer has been named one of 34 winners of a scholarship that will allow her to study in the United Kingdom for up to three years.

One of five Californians selected to receive the award., Shearer is currently studying at Cornell University in New York. She plans to study public policy at the University of Cambridge.

The scholarship allows honorees to pursue graduate degrees at academic and research institutions in the UK in fields ranging from robotics to migration studies to sustainable development.

The scholarship program was established in 1953 by the UK government as a "gesture of gratitude" to the United States for assistance the UK received after World War II under the Marshall Plan.

Selway named C-SPAN fellow

Miramonte High School social studies teacher Meghan Selway has received a C-SPAN 2014 Senior Teacher Fellowship for the spring 2014 semester, according to the network.

Selway will receive a monthly stipend as she collaborates with C-SPAN Classroom staff to use the network's programming and other resources to create teaching materials.

Selway teaches government, economics and law and society at Miramonte. She is also involved in the Refugee Transitions tutoring program at Oakland International High School. Selway is a previous C-SPAN teacher fellow.

Send school news to Jennifer Modenessi at jmodenessi@bayareanewsgroup.com.



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