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Mt. Abe student to visit Pacific volcano

BRISTOL MAUHS student Adam Rainville placed among the top Earth science students in the United States. He will travel with science teacher Tom Tailer to the Philippines in September as part of the U.S. team to the Second International Earth Science Olympiad. The team consists of five students from across America. In the Philippines, Rainville will be working with students from more than 12 other countries on issues of sustainability and climate change. He will go diving off a coral reef and enter an active volcano. Last years senior, Jessie-Ruth Corkins, won a prestigious award for her work on sustainable heating. She is one of six high school and college students nationwide to be honored by the Brower Youth Leadership Awards. The award comes with a fully paid trip for her to the awards ceremony in California and a cash grant to help her with her work. Jessie is a leader in the Vermont Sustainable Heating Initiative and is working with the state to switch low income Vermonters from expensive fossil fuel based heating to sustainable pellet heating fuel.

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