Onaway teacher receives fellowship

ONAWAY — The Heart Mountain Wyoming Foundation announced that Kymberli Wregglesworth, a teacher at Onaway High School, has been accepted to participate in its workshop for educators sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Heart Mountain, Wyoming, and the Japanese American Incarceration will teach educators about the conditions that led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of them U.S. citizens, at Heart Mountain, Wyo., and nine other camps around the country.

The educators will spend six days learning about the Japanese experience in the United States, the racism and prejudice faced by the immigrants, how their incarceration was influenced by the treatment of the Chinese community and the multigenerational mental health trauma that many members of the incarcerees’ families still suffer today.

Wregglesworth is one of 72 educators selected from a group of more than 275 applicants. She will receive a $1,300 stipend to cover her travel and lodging costs.


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