My original plan was to attend the Naval Academy and serve on a nuclear submarine. Instead I ended up at WAC and that was the right place. I now own and run my own business and I would never have thought that the skills I learned in the Psych department would be important to my success, but they are. The personal and intellectual engagement available at WAC is extraordinary and it was only later in graduate school that I realized while talking to others how remarkable my education was. .
The Washington College Book Award recognizes a high school junior who, in the judgment of his or her teachers, has produced outstanding written work in the field of history. Each award is sponsored by a Washington College alumnus.