The Haney Fellowship was established in 1998 by William "Bill" Haney III '80 in honor of his father, the late William Haney, Jr., who lived and worked at Portsmouth Abbey School from 1968 to 1991 as a chemistry teacher, houseparent, and golf coach. This creative and generous fund was established to provide Fifth-Form students with a unique educational experience during the summer before their Sixth-Form year.
Students submit proposals that include a statement of purpose, a description of the program that the applicant wishes to pursue, and a documented estimate of costs. Students focus their plans on a course of study or travel/work experience that significantly furthers an existing academic interest or allows for the pursuit of a specialized opportunity.
Congratulations to the four fellows chosen this year; information about their projects are below.
Julia Fitzgerald will serve as a community scientist under the guidance of Clean Ocean Access, supporting research and documentation on conditions of 17 public shoreline access points in Portsmouth, RI.
Darrell Kwateng will travel to Ghana and interview various doctors in the field of mental health. He will also try to meet with and interview young adults and address concerns about program funding, breaking the stigma of mental health care, and interviewing people to provide awareness of the issues.
Kene Ogbuefi will travel to Lagos, Nigeria, to teach students how to assemble pi-top kits and conduct three one-week courses in coding, using Python and other programs.
Antone “Toby” Oliveira will identify need and help several low-income families with nutrition and exercise. Specifically, he will facilitate meetings with five or more mothers with a diabetes instructor and a trainer for free workout sessions and will help establish gym memberships for all participants. Toby will also provide help with the children while their moms are involved in the program.