Moon Area High School (MAHS) alumna, Stephanie Washington ('14) received the 2018-2019 Fulbright Predoctoral Research Award after graduating from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ms. Washington's Fulbright studies have taken her to Madrid, Spain, where she is continuing her research studies prior to applying to medical school. The Fulbright program is funded through the U.S. government and serves as a bridge between more than 140 nations with the common goal of creating better cultural understanding while gaining educational experience. Annually, only 1,900 applicants become a Fulbright Scholar.
Washington attended Bon Meade Elementary School and studied Spanish during her years at MAHS. As president of the MAHS Spanish Club, Washington organized a club trip to Spain. While in high school, she was dual-enrolled in the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC) where she studied sign language as part of her senior project. The interest in the supporting those with various degrees of deafness sparked her desire to study Spanish Sign Language as part of her Fulbright Research in Spain.
While continuing her studies abroad, she had the opportunity on October 16, 2018, to attend the 60th Anniversary of the Fulbright Program in Spain. King Filipe VI of Spain lead the celebration at the National Meadow Museum of Spain.
Congratulations, Stephanie, on your achievements!