Two Denison Students Win Competitive Fulbright Teaching Scholarships
Posted: April 26, 2005
Two outstanding Denison seniors are the recipients of the highly selective Fulbright Teaching Scholarships to teach English as a second language in Austria. Jill Boo, from Ramsey, Minn., and Megan Carlson, from Glenview, Ill., were recently notified that they were among the winners for 2005. Boo also was offered a Fulbright Teaching Scholarship in Germany.
Boo is a German and education double major and plans to teach English as a foreign language to students in Germany for a year upon graduation in May. A 2001 graduate of Anoka Senior High School, Boo holds a Trustee Scholarship and an Alumnae Endowed Scholarship. She studied abroad in Freiburg, Germany, in 2003. Recently named as one of five winners of Denison's most prestigious honor -- the President's Medal -- for 2005, Boo has also been inducted into Phi Society (freshmen honorary), Phi Beta Kappa, Delta Phi Alpha (German), Kappa Delta Pi (education), and Delta Epsilon Phi (German). She is a fellow in the modern languages department and is a winner of the Dean's Distinguished Leadership Award. Boo also is a four-year All-NCAC swim team member, three-time national champion in the 100 Butterfly, and four-year, 18-time All American. She has 14 performances that rank in the Top 10 at Denison and 12 that rank in the Top 20 in small college history.
During her upcoming year in Germany, Boo plans to teach English and American studies to German students as well as to conduct research on the history of the English language curriculum in Germany. This research will build on her year-long senior Honors Project where she examined the history of German language instruction in American schools.
Carlson is a German major and political science minor and will use her Fulbright Award to serve as a teacher of English in Austria. A 2001 graduate of Glenbrook South High School, Carlson holds a Heritage Scholarship at Denison. She studied abroad in Giessen, Germany, in the spring of 2004 under the auspices of the Denison Exchange Program and also lived with a family in Bad Neustadt, Germany, as a high school student as part of an exchange program between her school and the RhÃ¶n-Gymnasium. She has served this year as a German tutor in the department of modern languages. Carlson is a departmental fellow in modern languages and has been inducted into Delta Phi Alpha (German honorary). Carlson has been involved with the Campus Freethought Alliance, the Equestrian Team, and has performed in two plays:The Vagina MonologuesandRaft of the Medusawhile at Denison.
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