Veterans are Focus of Junior Fellows Project

Benji Blitz ’28 delivered his Junior Fellows Presentation about US Veterans to the Middle School. He has a longtime interest in military history and is also a collector. He brought and displayed some helmets from his collection to the crowd assembled for his talk. 

Benji spent months interviewing veterans with a connection to US and told the personal stories of these veterans, sharing the lessons they, and he learned in the process. Among his subjects were Mr. Lee Chilcote '60, a veteran of the Vietnam War, and Mr. Cate, History Department Chair, a graduate of West Point Academy. 

The entire Middle School was rapt during his presentation, and Benji received a standing ovation. Click here to watch a recording

Benji's mentor for this project was Mr. Champ '85, Directory of Auxiliary Programming, who helped connect Benji with veterans and coached him on conducting interviews. Mr. Pierce, Enrichment Specialist, supported Benji as he worked on his presentation and delivery.
    • Benji Blitz '28 delivering his Junior Fellow presentation.

    • Mr. Alan Cate, Upper School History Chair and Teacher, was interviewed.

    • Mr. Lee Chilcote '60, Benji Blitz '28, Mr. Champ, and Mr. Pierce.

    • Benji with some of his family members.

    • The standing ovation.

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