Photo By Jacqueline Weaver

Sumner starting marine studies program



Photo By Jacqueline Weaver
Sumner Memorial High School is initiating a marine studies program in the fall. Speaking at a planning meeting were, from left, Jeff Alley Jr., a school board member and fisherman, Kelli Grover from Maine Shellfish in Ellsworth and Pete Daley of Garbo Lobster in Hancock.

SULLIVAN — Sumner Memorial High School is initiating a marine studies program in the fall.

Principal Marianne DeRaps said two parts of the program already are in place — marine biology and a finance and math course to help with the business side of fishing.

She said the second-year marine studies program will become another offering within Sumner’s alternative education program, Pathways.

The school held a meeting June 5 at Chipper’s Restaurant to discuss the new program.

Many of the speakers said what the fishing industry needs most are people capable of analytical thinking and with strong communication skills.

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Jacqueline Weaver

Jacqueline Weaver

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Jacqueline's beat covers the eastern Hancock County towns of Lamoine through Gouldsboro as well as Steuben in Washington County. She was a reporter for the New York Times, United Press International and Reuters before moving to Maine. She also publicized medical research at Yale School of Medicine and scientific findings at Yale University for nine years.[email protected]
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