MHS Junior to study in Eleuthera this summer
MHS Junior to study in Eleuthera this summer
This is the image for the news article titled MHS Junior to study in Eleuthera this summerSpring 2017 has been a big season for Manteo High School junior Savannah Midgette. This March, QuestBridge named Savannah Midgette a National College Prep Scholar - an honor designed to give outstanding high school juniors an early advantage in college admissions. And in May, QuestBridge offered Midgette a scholarship to The Island School Summer Term. With tuition and travels expenses covered, Savannah will spend a month in the Bahamas studying at the Cape Eleuthera Institute, where she will be introduced to marine research. Students will have the opportunity to earn a high school science credit in Human Ecology, by completing written and oral assessments related to their nightly reading, field research, and class discussions. Educational opportunities during the day range from surveying mangrove creeks to exploring the land surrounding the campus and learning about local plants and using them for their next meal to studying coral reef ecosystems while SCUBA diving in Marine Ecology class. Her routine will include the same physical challenge that semester students embrace: five mornings each week of training for a culminating endurance event of running and swimming, the famed, 'Monster Run-Swim.' Additionally, Summer Term students will venture out in kayaks and experience a 24-hour solo in order to reflect on their learning on Eleuthera. This trip will happen after Midgette participates in the 13-day Duke GALS program. Congratulations and best of luck, Savannah.