NEHS Archived Webinars

2021-2022 Recorded Webinars

Webinar 1 - Reigniting NEHS Chapters

Presented live on Thursday, September 9, 2021

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This first-of-the-year webinar will provide a general overview of the opportunities NEHS offers to chapters, Advisors, and student members. Continuing and new initiatives will be reviewed, new support features will be highlighted, and reminders about upcoming deadlines will be shared. All advisors, new and continuing, chapter officers, and other members are encouraged to attend.


  • Dave Wendelin, NEHS Director

Webinar 2 - Expanding the Canon and Common Reader

Presented on Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CDT

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Two honor society leaders, Lindsey Ward, NEHS Advisory Council member, and Sarah Dangelantonio, Professor of English at Franklin Pierce University, share exciting books that may be wonderful additions to the English curriculum.


  • Lindsay Ward
    Southwestern Region Advisory Council
    Chapter Advisor at The Woodlands College Park High School
  • Sarah Dangelantonio
    Sigma Tau Delta former President and Chapter Advisor and Professor at Franklin Pierce University

Webinar 3 - An Interview with Dr. Ryad Alsous

Thursday, November 11, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CST

The November webinar will feature a recorded interview with Dr. Ryad Alsous, a refugee living in England, who had once been a beekeeper in Syria and who inspired Christy Lefteri, the author of the Common Reader, The Beekeeper of Aleppo, as she crafted her main characters. This webinar will be of particular interest to NEHS seniors who plan to submit applications for the NEHS scholarships.


  • Chris Lockwood, International Region Advisory Council Chapter Advisor, Instituto Blaise Pascal, Oaxaca, MX
  • Dave Wendelin, NEHS Director

Webinar 4 - An Evening with Charles Dickens

Thursday, December 9, 2021, 6:00 p.m. CST

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The fourth NEHS webinar of the year will be offered on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 6:00 pm Central Time. This webinar will feature Tom Wingate, Charles Dickens scholar, who will speak on, "21st Century Relevance: Charles Dickens and Social Justice."Mr. Wingate will focus on Dickens’ passionate concerns on injustice, corruption, and inhumanity.


  • Tom Wingate, Head Teacher and owner of the British-International School, The Wingate School, Mexico City, MX