January 2016 Volume 13

George Thompson Scholar wins Neville Hall History Prize

Dr. Glen Laman
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KC Old Boy and UWI final year student, Yuchen Moodie,  is the 2015 winner of the Neville Hall Prize which goes to the student with the most outstanding academic record in History of the Americas.

The Neville Hall prize was presented to Yuchen at a ceremony in the Neville Hall Lecture theatre at UWI and which featured Mrs. Emily Shields, prominent broadcast journalist and partner in the firm Gifford, Thompson and Shields as the guest speaker.

The presentation was made by Dr. Kathleen Monteith, Head of the Department of History and Archaeology. His grandmother, Jasmine Dixon, and his aunt, Andrea Scott, accompanied him to the ceremony and are also in some of the photos. 

Yuchen has been a George Thompson Scholarship recipient for three years.  The George Thompson Memorial Scholarship Fund is operated by the Atlanta chapter of the KC Old Boys' Association and provides funding for awards to Old Boys attending university as well as students currently attending KC.

The criteria for the Neville Hall award require that the undergraduate student must have a minimum GPA of 3.3 (B+).  He or she must have completed the courses concentrating on the History of the Americas (North America and or Latin America) during their second or final year.

The student with the top results in the following courses listed below would be declared the winner:

  • Peoples, Wars and Revolution in North America to 1812.
  • From Developing to Developed North America since 1812.
  • Latin America from 1600-1870.
  • Societies and Economies in Latin America since 1870.
  • Emancipation in the Americas
  • Idea of Liberation in Latin America
  • The Black Experience in the United States

Congrats to Yuchen Moodie on this achievement.

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