Rachel Martin, host of National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and award-winning correspondent who has covered stories ranging from the War in Afghanistan to the 2006 World Cup, has been named an Alison Harrison Goodyear Fellow at Foxcroft School.
She will speak at the all-girls’ boarding and day school near Middleburg on Thursday, March 28. The public is invited to attend the talk entitled “Finding Your Voice,” which will be held in the Audrey Bruce Currier Library beginning at 11 a.m.
Martin has hosted Morning Edition since 2016 and also hosts NPR’s morning news podcast Up First, along with Steve Inskeep and David Greene. Previously, she hosted Weekend Edition Sunday and was the national security correspondent for NPR. Martin traveled regularly to warzones in Iraq and Afghanistan and also reported on controversial military issues such as the debate over women fighting in combat units and the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.
“We are so honored that Rachel Martin has accepted our invitation,” said Head of School Catherine S. McGehee. “Her professional journey as a journalist, covering news around the globe, is very much aligned with our mission to empower each student to explore her unique voice and to develop the skills, confidence and courage to share it with the world. I believe her experiences will provide an inspiring message for our students.”
The Alison Harrison Goodyear Fellowship Program brings women and men who have achieved renown in the fields of the arts, humanities, science, or public affairs to Foxcroft to participate in discussions and seminars with students. Past Goodyear Fellows include James Baker III, Mary Pipher, Doris Kearns Goodwin, David Gergen, and the Capitol Steps.
Space is limited for the March 28 program. For reservations, call 540-687-4510.