Sayre News

F. Kevin Simon History Symposium Draws Record Attendance
Posted 02/28/2019 09:57AM

Sayre School’s F. Kevin Simon History Symposium for secondary history and social studies teachers took place on Saturday, February 23, 2019, on the Sayre campus. This year’s symposium, Global Migration and Refugees in the 21st Century, drew record attendance, featuring speakers Eric Schwartz, Refugees International and Alex Aleinikoff, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, New School for Social Research.

Sayre Middle School Social Studies teacher Chris McGinley inquired, “With some real school pride, I wondered about what other school in the region hosts such eminent scholars on a yearly basis to discuss topical issues like migration?”

In 2002 the symposium was named in memory and honor of its founder and director, F. Kevin Simon. According to Head of School Stephen Manella, "Imagine a professional development experience that intertwines scholarly expertise, collegiality, and intellectual stimulation all at no cost to the participants. That is Sayre's F. Kevin Simon Symposium, and for nearly three decades secondary level history teachers from Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana have benefited from this unique program."

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