Lenox: LMHS student to lecture as part of Ventfort Hall’s Young Scholars Program


Lenox Memorial High School senior Delaney Moran will become the newest member of the Young Scholars Program when she presents a paper at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Ventfort Hall Mansion and Gilded Age Museum, 104 Walker St.

Moran, daughter of Janice and Michael Moran of Lenox, will give a paper titled "Never Looking at Your Face, Only at Your Feet: Race Relations at the Savoy Ballroom: 1926-1958."

A question and answer period will take place at the conclusion of the talk. A Victorian tea will follow.

Moran selected this topic because of her interest and participation in tap and jazz dance, as well as her interest in the writers of the 1920s and 1930s, such as F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Moran’s paper was chosen by The Concord Review, which represents the gold standard in high school writing nationwide, to be published in the quarterly.

Begun in 2011, the Young Scholars Program is sponsored by Ventfort Hall and gives talented high school students a public venue for presenting well-researched papers. The students are chosen by faculty members at the high school. Moran is a student of Peter E. Starenko, chair of humanities, who will introduce her.

Tickets for the talks are $18 per person for advance reservations, $23 day of the event. Reservations are highly recommended as seating is limited.

For reservations, call Ventfort Hall at (413) 637-3206. Information: www.gildedage.org.


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