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EG Student Picked for Arctic Expedition

Lincoln School Junior and EG resident Mary Larcom has been accepted into the 2014 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition.

Mary Larcom. (Submitted Photo)
Mary Larcom. (Submitted Photo)

Lincoln School Junior and East Greenwich resident Mary Larcom has been accepted into the 2014 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition. 

This ship-based expedition will bring together 85 youth from around the world with scientists, elders, educators, artists, musicians, CEO’s, dignitaries, journalists, authors and innovators.

 Immersed in nature and engaged in cross-disciplinary activity, students will be inspired, motivated, educated and challenged. The 2014 Arctic expedition begins in Ottawa, then travels to Kuujjuaq in northern Quebec to board the expedition vessel. En route, the expedition will explore the communities, coasts, fiords, bays and islands of the Torngat Mountains National Park in Labrador and the southern and western coasts of Greenland. The expedition will end above the Arctic Circle in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. 

The expedition tuition is over $10,000 but, Mary has been selected for the Beatrice Snyder scholarship which covers all costs for her to participate in SOI's 2014 Arctic Expedition.

Cate Hibbitt, Science Department Chair said she is "very pleased that Mary has been selected for the Beatrice Snyder Scholarship for Students on Ice."

"Mary has been interested, active, involved, and, most of all, excited to learn about the sciences," Hibbitt said. "In AP Biology this year, Mary has set an example of focused but joyful exploration of complex and difficult topics, and of appreciating the fascinating concepts and rich connections of scientific study.”

 Lincoln School is a Quaker independent college preparatory school for girls, founded in 1884, where high academic and ethical standards challenge students from two year olds through Grade 12 to nurture their special talents and interests.

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