Psalm Delaney ’24 Wins H.R. Butts Scholarship

Psalm Delaney ’24 was recently awarded the 2022 H.R. Butts Scholarship for Fieldwork in Classical Archaeology from Eta Sigma Phi, the national classics honors society.  

Delaney received $2,000, which supported her participation in an excavation in Caesarea, Israel, this past summer, along with an additional award from the Classics Department’s Hartwell Fund. Caesarea, founded by King Herod in the late first century B.C., was later the provincial capital of Roman Judea.

“I am very grateful and honored to be the recipient of this award. Eta Sigma Phi has allowed me the opportunity to obtain firsthand archeological knowledge and cultural experience in Israel,” says Delaney. “This was an invaluable opportunity that I will be able to share with my future classrooms to forge new paths of inquiry, innovation, and excellence for all students through Classical studies. I intend to apply my multi-sensory understanding of the Mediterranean, documented in the form of photographs, journal entries, and lived experiences, to complement the curriculum; thus, providing enriching perspectives for students beyond the textbook.” 

Delaney, who is a double major in classics and education, plans to become a secondary school Latin teacher.

Delaney is also a recipient of the Sachs Foundation Teacher Development Fellowship and the Academic Year Internship at Colorado College, which supports Delaney’s engagement in K-12 classrooms as she works to pursue a career in Title 1 secondary public education. The Sachs Foundation Teacher Development Program works to increase the number of Black K-12 educators in public schools throughout Colorado.

You can read more about Delaney’s work in Israel on her website.

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