2019: Bowden Fellows engage in summer study
Ten seniors received 2019 Dan Leslie Bowden Fellowships in the Humanities, enabling them to undertake ambitious projects in various humanities fields this past summer.
2018: Bowden fellows share summer work
The 2018 Dan Leslie Bowden Fellows in the Humanities presented their summer work to their Upper School peers during an assembly at the Lewis Family Auditorium on October 9, 2018, explaining how their projects achieved a central goal of the fellowships: illuminating what makes us human. Jeffrey Miller '79, whose endowment gift created the fellowships in 2016, watched the event from a front-row seat.
Associate Head of School John King introduced the fellows – Sofia Andrade '19, Nathalie Han '19, Laura Liu '19, Maddie MacEachern '19, Andrea Pearl '19, Isa Peña '19, Mia Tellechea-Choi '19, Nicole Verde '19 – and offered a tribute to the endowment's namesake, former English teacher Dan Leslie Bowden, who died September 14, 2018, after 63 years at Ransom Everglades.
The 2018 Dan Leslie Bowden Fellowships in the Humanities enablied the eight rising seniors to undertake ambitious projects in various humanities fields the summer of 2018. Below is a glimpse of their work, in their own words.
2017: Inaugural Class of Dan Leslie Bowden Fellows share their stories
After a demanding application process and careful review, a committee of faculty members, including Mr. Bowden and chaired by Dr. John A. King Jr., recommended to Head of School Penny Townsend that six rising seniors – Violet Handforth ’18, Gabrielle Jadotte ’18, Stephen Kaiser ’18, Andrew Lorenzen ’18, Noa Richard ’18, Megan Zou ’18 – be named as the first class of Bowden Fellows. The committee was impressed by the thoughtfulness, creativity and curiosity exhibited in the fellows' proposals. The spirit of inquiry, passion and interest in the human condition seen in their proposals has carried the Bowden Fellows through their work this summer. They can all be proud of the impressive work that they produced and the intellectual growth they experienced. From making films to doing international historical research to exploring more carefully the uniqueness of the human body itself, all of the fellows in their own way explored what it means to be human. They examined the potential inherent in human beings, the depths of human emotion, and the joy of the human spirit.
The inaugural class of Dan Leslie Bowden Fellows in the Humanities describe their projects in their own words below.