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January 28, 2013

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The Great Adirondack Ice Out tickets are also available at the chamber. Participants guess the month, day and time they believe the chair will fall through the ice to win half the pot of the raffle.

Fort Ti offers

scholarships

TICONDEROGA — Fort Ticonderoga has four scholarships available for middle and high school teachers to attend the 18th-annual War College of the Seven Years War, to be held May 17 to 19.

This annual seminar focuses on the French and Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of historians from around the country and beyond. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required.

The scholarships are available for first-time attendees to the War College.

Beth Hill, president and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga, said that since 2001 Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 57 teachers from across the country to attend the War College and a total of 104 teacher scholarships to attend seminars and conferences at the fort.

Teachers interested in applying for a scholarship should download an application at www.fort-ticonderoga.org by clicking on “Explore and Learn” and selecting the “Educators” tab. Applications are due by March 15. Successful applicants will receive free registration, two box lunches and an opportunity to dine with the War College speakers at a private dinner the Saturday of the War College.

Non-teachers can register, as well. The cost is $120 if registering before March 15; $145 after that date. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Fort’s website at www.fort-ticonderoga.org under the “Explore and Learn” tab by selecting “Life Long Learning” on the drop down menu and then clicking on the War College. A printed copy is also available upon request by contacting Rich Strum at 585-6370.

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