TribLIVE

| News


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Newsmaker: Nathan Michaux

Nathan Michaux, 22, of Brighton Twp., Beaver County, who is the Newsmaker scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 15. Michaux is among 15 people from across the country to win the 2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award, which “recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies.”
Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, 11:36 p.m.
 

Noteworthy: Michaux, this year's valedictorian at Washington & Jefferson College, is among 15 people to win the 2013 Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The award “recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies,” according to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City. Winners spent a week at the institute this summer.

Age: 22

Residence: Brighton, Beaver County

Family: Parents, Tim and Lisa Michaux; three brothers, Paul, 20; Gabe, 24; and Tim, 27.

Background: Michaux was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Washington & Jefferson, the Student Christian Association and the history club.

Education: Michaux earned a bachelor of arts degree in history this spring from Washington & Jefferson. He plans to study law at the College of William & Mary College in Williamsburg, Va.

Quote: “I was a little bit surprised to win this award because the students who usually get picked are from larger schools. It was really great to get together with like-minded people, and the experience gave me a greater realization that the study of American history is still relevant.”

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Allegheny

  1. Transportation funding uncertainty impacts planning for Western Pa.
  2. Boy, 17, shot in Marshall-Shadeland
  3. Sto-Rox teachers union upset about possibility of Propel charter school opening in district building
  4. Transportation challenges rife as Pittsburgh focuses on making fixes
  5. Lawsuit: Pittsburgh Public Schools should have known officer was abusing boys
  6. Montour Trail gets needed updates
  7. Newsmaker: Derek Wesley
  8. Teachers union advises lawyers for colleagues of Plum pair investigated on sex charges
  9. Trib Total Media Outstanding Young Citizen Awards presents scholarship, 10 gold medals
  10. Pittsburgh is 1st in North America to use instant asphalt device
  11. Highmark asks patients to ‘Meet Dr. Right’