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2013 Fulbright recipients: Destinee Warner

Destinee Warner '13 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for work in the Republic of Georgia. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

Destinee Warner ’13 was awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for work in the Republic of Georgia. Photograph by Michael Bradley/Bates College.

A major in classical and medieval studies at Bates who graduated in May, Destinee Warner of Providence, R.I., received a Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship for work in the Republic of Georgia.

As a first-year student at Bates, Warner was accepted to the highly competitive Bonner Leader Program, a national initiative that supports students in community-engaged work, orientation, training and reflection. As a Bonner Leader, she began work at Tree Street Youth, which provides academic, athletic and arts programs for local young people, many of them from Lewiston’s Somali community.

“My friendship with these children strengthened my ability to teach and provide cultural support,” she says. “It also encouraged my curiosity about differing cultures and sparked my desire to be an ambassador between them.”

When she returns to the U.S. from Georgia, Warner plans to pursue a graduate program in anthropology, her minor at Bates.


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