Phoebe Strom ’14 Named Gilder Lehrman History Scholar

History major Phoebe Strom ’14 has been named one of 15 national recipients of the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award.

This competitive award recognizes outstanding graduating college seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies, as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement. Awardees travel to New York City to participate in a program of special presentations, including meetings with eminent scholars, and experience exclusive behind-the-scenes tours of historic archives. The program culminates with a celebratory dinner hosted by the Gilder Lehrman Institute.

Strom, who has mentored local high school students, currently is completing an honors research project in history, “Defining Dixie: Creating and Deploying Country Music’s Mythic South,” under the guidance of Professors Robert Saxe and Charles Hughes. She also follows in the footsteps of history major Elizabeth “Lizzie” Steen ’12, who was a Gilder Lehrman History Scholar in 2012.