South Seneca Sophomore Trip of a Lifetime

TanyaTania-Lynn-ology: The science of a high school sophomore who wants to study marine biology, zoology and geology on a trip of a lifetime to New Zealand and Australia. Tania-Lynn Miller, a sophmore at South Seneca High School has been chosen to attend a 17-day leadership trek through the People to People Student Ambassador Program. Tania-Lynn is especially excited to go snorkeling for the first time, exploring the Great Barrier Reef, experiencing Australia’s sea life and observing the area dolphin population. “I am very interested in marine biology and basically that’s what this trip is all about for me,” Tania-Lynn commented. Other activities on the trip will include a service project, experiencing indigenous cultures such as the Maori tribe, interacting with native animals, abseiling down an extinct volcano and other teambuilding activities. “We’re having fundraisers and a benefit dinner to help raise the money for the trip,” added Tania-Lynn. Her mom, Tania commented, “Becoming a marine biologist is what she wants to do and that’s why she is so excited about this trip and paid the deposit herself. She’ll be shadowing a marine biologist for the majority of the trip.” Tania-Lynn’s science teachers, Chad Eastman and Ann Smith, highly recommended her for this student delegation that will engage in fun and educational activities and make friends along the way. Mr. Eastman cited Tania’s outstanding leadership skills, sense of humor and boldness. He added, “she has demonstrated her leadership skills as I’ve worked with her over the last two years. She volunteers for tasks, takes risks as an avid learner, challenges peers and does so in a manner that is charming and entertaining.” For more information on this program, go to www.peopletopeople.com If you would like to make a donation to help defray trip costs, please mail to South Seneca High School, Main Street, Ovid, NY 14521.

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