WHS graduate earns Fulbright award

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Jedd Sankar-Gorton

Jedd Sankar-Gorton, a graduate student at the University of Montana from Whitefish, has been awarded a Fulbright award to research or teach English abroad.

Sankar-Gorton is pursuing a master’s degree in geography, will use his Fulbright to conduct research in Slovenia. This research will focus on assessing and categorizing Slovenian models of mountain-based environmental education that the Slovenes incorporate into their public school system. He wants to better understand how they design and implement their programs and bring these lessons back to Montana schools.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 160 countries worldwide.

To learn more about the Fulbright Program, visit https://us.fulbrightonline.org/.

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