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Civilian Conservation Corps study earns national scholar award

John Menard
John Menard

A WSU student who delved into the local history of the Civilian Conservation Corps during the 1930s has earned a national award, one of 16 in the country.

John Menard of Yakima, Wash., a senior in history, will travel to New York City on June 3 to accept the Gilder Lehrman History Scholar Award. The honor recognizes outstanding college juniors and seniors who have demonstrated academic and extracurricular excellence in American history or American studies, as well as a commitment to public service and community involvement, according to the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History website. » More …