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. Weather continues to cause crashes, public transportation delays
  2. Federal jury says gas company shorted owners on royalties
  3. ‘Bus rapid transit’ link from Oakland to Downtown slow to actualize
  4. Loose barges on Monongahela River highlight woes of winter’s end
  5. Power outage shutters several Pitt campus buildings
  6. Pittsburgh chess tournament likely to include pair of grandmasters
  7. Minority employment report: Diversified workforce lacking in Western Pa.
  8. Mt. Lebanon deer-culling corrals sprayed with urine, repellent
  9. Department of Education scrutinizes Point Park for response to sexual assault claims
  10. 4 World War II veterans from Western Pa. honored by French government
  11. Drilling group says Wolf overestimates expected tax revenue