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Shaler Area senior named 2019 PSMLA Global Scholars Graduate
Kayleigh Hegerle
Kayleigh Hegerle 

Shaler Area senior Kayleigh Hegerle has been named a 2019 Global Scholar through the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Global Scholars Program.

The PSMLA Global Scholars Program parallels programs in other states and is designed for students to complete over a four-year period. The PSMLA Global Scholars Program is completing its fourth year in the state of Pennsylvania. 

The Global Scholars Program provides high school students the opportunity to develop global awareness and competency through the completion of interdisciplinary studies and activities over the course of their high school career. Over four years, students must complete requirements in four components: academic courses (four years or the equivalent of the same world language and an additional four credits of study in courses that are global in nature), active participation in four extra-curricular activities that focus on global aspects, a minimum of 20 hours of community service with a global focus, and a minimum of eight literature or media reviews, including at least four books.

Kayleigh Hegerle has always been interested in the humanities and global studies and was excited by the challenge of completing the requirements for the Global Scholars program.

“It felt good to have a focus in my studies,” said Hegerle, who plans to attend Nazareth College, in Pittsford, N.Y., to major in history and museum studies as well as minor in French. “The different courses opened a lot of doors in terms of global studies.”

Hegerle was able to complete all of the program requirements through her coursework at Shaler Area High School, participation in the History Club and French Honor Society, a field trip to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a three-week study abroad trip to France, and independent work. 

She will receive a special cord to wear at commencement on June 7, 2019.
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