2019 Lilly Scholar – Madelyn Shelton

Madelyn Shelton
2019 graduate, Scottsburg High School
Attending Hanover College to major in history and secondary education

This past year brought a variety of new challenges and successes. First, I began my first two semesters of methods teaching for my secondary education degree. In the fall, I was placed at Madison Consolidated High School working with juniors in an AP US History class. In the spring I worked in an eighth grade social studies classroom. These experiences were incredibly valuable and have made me even more excited for my full-time student teaching experience at Jeffersonville High School this fall. I also began working on preliminary research for my senior thesis for my history degree. I will be writing about the experiences of women in Jefferson County, Indiana during WWI. I wrote a small research paper about this topic that was selected for the Eli Mace essay prize. I decided to expand on this essay and make it my thesis project.”