Month: February 2021

Camp Leader Honored With Golden Lens Award

A huge congratulations to Emmy Held, winner of the American Camping Association (ACA) 2021 Golden Lens Award. The award recognizes exceptional photographs that illustrate the camp experience. The ACA chose Held’s photo from hundreds of entries and plans to publish it on the cover of their May/June 2021 issues of Camping Magazine. Held has been …

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Whitewater Wanderer Follows The Flow

“When you’re on the river, problems go away,” says Tom Shwartz, a former Chewonki camper, tripper, and leader. Shwartz was introduced to whitewater kayaking during our Umbagog leadership expedition in 2011. Since then, he’s pursued his passion for rapids all over the Americas, including Oregon, Idaho, and Patagonia, Chile. “The river is always home,” Shwartz …

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Seymour and Tholen

Students’ Writing Acclaimed in Scholastic Competition

Wiscasset, Maine. Maeve Tholen and Ella Seymour, two eighth-grade students attending Chewonki Elementary and Middle School have been selected to receive honors from the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, one of the nation’s most prestigious and long-running art and writing contests.  Seymour, a resident of Dresden, received an Honorable Mention at the regional level for …

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From Polyps to Policy: A Marine Biologist Finds Her Niche in D.C.

“There need to be more scientists working on policy,” says Lauren Linsmayer. “We are analytical thinkers who do things in methodical ways.”  Linsmayer is an alumna of Maine Coast Semester 35 and a staff member to the United States House Science, Space, and Technology Committee. Her Ph.D. research on coral metabolism recently appeared in Scientific …

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