Awarded to an outstanding history student who is a resident of the City of Fairfax or Fairfax County.
David Armstrong is an MA student with a concentration in predoctoral studies. He currently works as a high school history teacher in Fairfax County. David received his bachelor's degree in history from the College of Charleston, SC, in 2007. His research interests focus on early American history, with a particular emphasis on the South Carolina Lowcountry and the Atlantic World. He intends on pursuing a PhD after completing his MA studies. David has worked closely with Dr. Cynthia Kierner, Dr. George Oberle, and other Mason graduate students on the Mason Family Account Book digital history project (https://legacies.gmu.edu/research/mason-family-account-book). David's research into the Mason family has not only helped bring this valuable project closer to completion, but has also provided a voice to the common farmers and enslaved peoples of Loudoun and Fairfax counties.