A Neenah High School student will have the opportunity to spend three weeks this summer among the world’s brightest students as a participant in the Yale University Global Scholars Program.
Junior Madeleine Hibbs-Magruder has been accepted to the prestigious program, which is limited to just 200 students in each of three sessions out of nearly 3,000 annual applications. Hibbs-Magruder will participate in the Politics, Law and Economics session July 7-20.
The Yale Global Scholars Program gives high school student leaders opportunities to recognize and understand contemporary global issues, strategize responses, and innovate solutions while learning from renowned practitioners and Yale faculty members. With a combination of lectures, elective seminars, small-group work, and simulation activities, the program emphasizes an open, exploratory and collaborative approach to learning on the Yale campus in New Haven, Conn.
Hibbs-Magruder is involved as a LAUNCH leader for incoming freshman students and is a member of National Honor Society.
As part of the program, students are required to do significant college-level reading and participate in challenging individual and group assignments. A day in the program usually includes one or two faculty lectures, a seminar, and meeting in smaller teams or classes to develop writing, research, and presentation skills. The curriculum helps students to improve analytical thinking, intellectual flexibility, written and oral communication, and effective teamwork.
Admission to the program is very selective and is based on an application that requires two essays, two letters of recommendation, an official transcript and information about extracurricular activities. Over 40 percent of last year’s participants attended high school outside the United States, representing over 45 countries. This summer will be the 13th year of the program.
The Politics, Law and Economics session is aimed at students with an interest in understanding American legal principles, economic ideas, and values and practices of government in historical and comparative perspectives. Using and critiquing important elements of the American intellectual and political tradition, students move on to consider potential solutions for contemporary social problems.