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High School Arts and Lecture Series ($10,000)

BSF provides funding to the Arts and Humanities Departments at BHS to connect students to engaging, inspiring, and hands-on performances, events, and speakers. By creating a more interactive learning environment for our young adults, we capture their imagination, help them feel more engaged in school, and fuel their individual passions and interests.

We are pleased to share that we will partner with the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum to bring back Clay Jenkinson to speak to our high school students in the spring of 2018.

Jenkinson is an author, humanities scholar, and host of the syndicated radio program “The Thomas Jefferson Hour.” He began bringing history to life in 1984 when he portrayed the third President of the United States for a regional Chautauqua Program. Since then he has performed in nearly every state to thousands, including students, Supreme Court Justices and U.S. presidents. In addition to Jefferson and Roosevelt, Jenkinson impersonates Meriwether Lewis, John Wesley Powell, J. Robert Oppenheimer and John Steinbeck.

Larry Holland, who teaches American Studies at BHS, said “This is as close as we can come to allowing students to hear from, and ask questions of, one of the central figures in American history. Jenkinson is very knowledgeable and gifted at bringing historical figures to life.”

Clay Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson