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Antilles High School Student, Teacher Chosen to Attend History Institute

For Immediate Release — March 21, 2013 | Antilles HS
: DDESS Public Affairs | 678-364-8044

Student/Teacher History Institute team

Ms. Yanira Borges and student, Charlyne Cuyar

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — March 21, 2013 — Antilles High School junior Charlyne Cuyar and her history teacher, Ms. Yanira Borges have been selected as one of 15 teacher-student teams who will participate in this year's Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute. The in-depth research of D-Day and World War II experience, titled, "Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom," will take place in Washington, DC, and Normandy, France, from June 15-27, 2013.

The Normandy Institute is sponsored by National History Day, the country's leading academic contest in the humanities. Students and teachers will be immersed in lectures presented by leading World War II historians, participate in a scholarly study of the war memorials in the D.C. area and walk in the footsteps of history on the beaches of Normandy. Students will study about and make presentations on various aspects of the Normandy Campaign. The last day in Normandy will be a day of remembrance. The students will lay a wreath at the American Cemetery and present eulogies based on pre-institute research of a fallen soldier. 

 "We are thrilled to be part of, and represent Antilles High School, in this once in a lifetime opportunity," said Ms. Borges. She has been a faculty member at Antilles High School since 2001, and teaches U.S. History, Sociology, and Puerto Rico History. Charlyne is an honor student and participates in volleyball, Jazz Ensemble, Show Choir, National Honor Society, and volunteers in her church.

Antilles High School is located on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. The school is part of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS)-Cuba, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.