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Raymond High Graduate Jesse Hardman Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Jesse Hardman, a 2011 graduate of Raymond High School, has received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach English in Germany.

Hardman graduated from Raymond High School in 2011, as the Class Salutatorian.  He was an active member of the Reach High Scholars Programand attended the Phillips Exeter Academy Summer School in 2010.  His parents are Linda and Michael Hardman of Raymond. 




The Fulbright Program is the U.S. flagship internationalexchange program and isdesigned to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and other countries.  It is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, providing highly competitive grants for educational exchange in over 155 countries.  Each year, more than 1,500 Americans receive Fulbright grants to study, research or teach abroad. 

Hardman will graduate from Skidmore College in May, with a double-major in government and history and a minor in German. While at Skidmore he has been a member of Phi Alpha Theta(the History Honor Society), Pi Sigma Alpha, (the Political Science Honor Society) and Skidmore's Honors Forum.

After graduation, Hardman will be interning for a second consecutive summer in the Albany office of Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY).  He plans to attend law school after his year in Germany.

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