On Oct. 12-16, a group of Emory & Henry College students traveled to Seattle, Washington for the National Collegiate Honors Conference.
The conference held for honors scholars at any institution in the United States who are able to present and listen to research done by both professors and their fellow peers.
One of the E&H students that attended the conference was senior and Honors Student Jackson Feezell.
Feezell was awarded 1st place for a project in the Social and Behavioral Sciences category at the conference.
Feezell’s research was conducted during the semester he studied abroad in Northern Ireland. He explained his research as “Interviews of 34 young people who live on either side of the Northern Ireland/Ireland border. I was polling them on their views and experiences growing up in a post conflict society.”
The poster that Feezell created to showcase his research was picked out of all the other submissions in his category as the best in show at the conference.
Feezell described his reaction to the event and being picked for the honor as “…a complete shock. All the other quality research that was in the category, I didn’t think I had a chance.”
He credited the “academic environment provided by the Emory & Henry Honors Program as integral to the process of my research.”
Feezell went on to describe how if not for the opportunities to study abroad that E&H offered him there is little likelihood that he would have had the chance to conduct his research on such a topic.
Feezell also said that his “professors and peers that have assisted and motivated me in my research,” were a large influence on his award.
– Ethan King