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University of Wisconsin Oshkosh sophomore Rachel Raasch has been named a 2009 Gilder Lehrman One-Week History Scholar.

One of 50 students nationwide selected for the distinction, Raasch will take part in a weeklong program in New York City designed to honor and support outstanding students of history.  As a Gilder Lehrman One-Week Scholars, she will meet with eminent historians and enjoy behind-the-scenes access to several historical archives and museums in New York.

Applicants to the Scholars Program represented 170 colleges and universities in the United States.

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History promotes the study and love of American history. The Institute serves teachers, students, scholars and the general public. The institute helps create history-centered schools, organizes seminars and programs for educators, produces print and electronic publications and traveling exhibitions, and sponsors lectures.

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