EHS teacher receives Lincoln Fellowship

EASLEY — Easley High School teacher Daniel Graybeal was honored recently with a Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship to study our 16th president.
Horace Mann insurance agent Chris Hayes made the surprise announcement and presentation to Graybeal in the school’s auditorium.
The Fellowship Program includes round-trip transportation, lodging and most meals for the week-long institute. Fellows also receive college credit. Fellowship applicants are judged based on their resume and answers to essay questions. Judges are other educators.
Since 2006, Horace Mann and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (ALPLM) have teamed up to offer 50 teachers a fellowship to study the life and legacy of our 16th president. The fellowship is open each year to any full-time teacher of kindergarten through 12th grade of any discipline in the United States. The curriculum is geared toward teachers of students in grades 4 to 12. No special knowledge of history or Lincoln is required. Fellows attend one of two five-day sessions at the ALPLM in Springfield, Ill.
Fellows will get behind-the-scenes knowledge of the library and museum and enjoy visits to other historical sites — New Salem, Lincoln’s home, Lincoln’s tomb, and the Old State Capitol. Fellows will also hear from experts on Lincoln’s life and the Civil War era. Past topics have included a look at Lincoln the lawyer, Lincoln as president, political cartoons in the classroom, Civil War medical practices, and “Ghosts of the Library.”