Students from Grace Church High School in New York City attended the AHA’s 2015 annual meeting with faculty member Jason McDonald. They sat in on workshops on Ukrainian, Middle Eastern, and American Civil War history, among others. McDonald was able to register his students thanks to the AHA’s teacher-student group rate, a new registration initiative intended to encourage wide participation from students. This year, 365 students attended the annual meeting through this special group rate, and of these, 25 were high school students. McDonald appreciated the opportunity to bring these young historians to the annual meeting and introduce them to the variety of interests within the discipline. He plans to complete his doctorate in American history in 2020 at Fordham University.
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