Ian Doody '23 and Mr. Arvites '04 were selected for the Albert H. Small Normandy Institute. The highly competitive program is out of George Washington University and will send both Doody and Mr. Arvites to Washington DC and Normandy, France this summer.
The group was selected along with 14 others from around the country in a highly competitive application process. Through the program, they will take an online class through George Washington University focusing on WWII. As part of the program, Doody will be researching and writing a report on a soldier from Louisiana who died in the battle of Normandy. That paper will be put in the National Archives, as well as the records at the Normandy Cemetery.
While in DC, they will have an opportunity to attend lectures from prominent WWII Historians and research the National Archives. In Normandy, they will visit a series of battle sites along with the grave of the soldier chosen for the project.
“This is a great opportunity for Ian,” Mr. Arvites said. “He has a great story that connects him to WWII, and I can’t wait for him to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity.”