Bulldog Scholar's Academy: Week 2 in Review

Course Work

The scholars are moving quickly through the summer session. Most participants have taken their first math exam and all are reading their second book in Freshman Seminar/Critical Reading and Inquiry. We have received reports that most students did well on their first exam. Scholars have access to at least five hours of tutoring and supplemental instruction daily, two of which are mandatory. Students with averages below 75 are required to attend drop-in tutoring. With adequate effort, strong instruction, and support we believe all our scholars can be successful. 

Harriet Tubman Bus Tour

Students and staff stand in front the the Dorchester County Courthouse on the second stop of the tour.

Students and staff stand in front the the Dorchester County Courthouse on the second stop of the tour.

On Saturday, July 16th we traveled Cambridge, Maryland where Harriet Tubman spent 1/3 of her life. The tour commenced at the Dorchester County Visitor's Center, which has dedicated an entire floor to Tubman's legacy. We stopped at the Dorchester County Courthouse where Tubman's niece, Kessiah, and her two daughters escaped the auction block in 1850; visited the Harriet Tubman museum; and wound through the countryside, past the Bucktown Village Store--where Tubman was struck in the head --and Scotts Chapel--where Tubman and her family may have worshipped. We ended the tour with a stop at the Transquaking River--where enslaved Africans often hid in the reeds as they began their journey on the Underground Railroad--and the Brodess Farm where Tubman spent her early years.

Enslaved Africans hid in the reeds along the Transquaking River until it was safe to escape. The landscape in this area hasn't changed significantly since Tubman's time.

Enslaved Africans hid in the reeds along the Transquaking River until it was safe to escape. The landscape in this area hasn't changed significantly since Tubman's time.

A few locals were crabbing when we stopped at the Transquaking River. They showed off their basket full of blue crabs.

A few locals were crabbing when we stopped at the Transquaking River. They showed off their basket full of blue crabs.

Students and staff pause for a photo at the former site of the Brodess Farm. It's likely that Harriet Tubman stood on this spot.

Students and staff pause for a photo at the former site of the Brodess Farm. It's likely that Harriet Tubman stood on this spot.

Family Barbecue Update

The Family Barbecue is quickly approaching. Please register online if you haven't done so already. Each student may invite up to three guestshttps://www.surveymonkey.com/r/639V9MP

The barbecue will be held from 4:00-8:00 pm. on Saturday, July 23rd at the Goodloe House. Only participants and registered guests will be allowed on site. Please park in the lot behind the Student Center. A shuttle will pick up guests every 15 minutes beginning at 3:45.