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First steps on the shores of Gitchigumi

Natasha Naujoks, Participant

Today we had the privilege of visiting the Red Cliff Reservation on Raspberry Bay. We were welcomed by Laughing Fox, an Anishinaabe knowledge keeper and flautist. He gave us our first insights into the historical trauma suffered by the Ojibwe......Read More

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The Great Gitchigumi

Liam and Jac, Instructor

The group has landed and safely made the four hour journey north, north, north up to the shores of the Gitchigumi (Lake Superior). In our photo here overlooking the St. Louis River, we are at the fond du lac, or the bottom of the big lake and the......Read More

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Introduction

Khushi Raval, Participant

Hi, my name is Khushi Raval and I use she/her pronouns! I’m excited for this trip because I think it will help me discover areas outside my comfort zone that I may end up enjoying! I chose this trip because it focused on helping communities and......Read More

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Introduction

Reagan McGee, Participant

Hi!! My name is Reagan McGee. She/her I choose this program because I have never been to this part of the U.S before and the course sounded interesting. I have also never done serious hiking before but have always wanted to and this seemed like the......Read More

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Dr. Kidd’s Introduction

David Kidd, Participant

Hi, everyone! I’m Dr. David Kidd (he/him), and I teach English at Norfolk Academy and direct the Literacy Fellows program. Having just wrapped up my 26th year teaching at Norfolk Academy, I am thrilled to be headed on this adventure with some......Read More

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Shelby’s Introduction

Shelby Beverly, Participant

Hi, my name is Shelby Beverly! I use she/her pronouns. I am a sophomore/ rising junior at Norfolk Academy and love games and different sports.  What really sparked my interest in Lake Superior was that the program incorporates aspects of culture,......Read More

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Tanay Introduction

Tanay Patel, Participant

Hey! I’m Tanay (he/him). I am super excited to go to Lake Superior and take in the atmosphere. The hikes and enjoying the scenery and nature around the lake are going to be a nice change of pace. I chose this program because of the opportunity......Read More

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Emily Britt Introduction

Emily Britt, Participant

Hey guys my name is Emily Britt and I go by she/her pronouns. I am sixteen and a junior in high school. I have always loved to travel to new places and I am super excited to go to Lake Superior because I have never been before. I chose this program......Read More

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All About Me

Cooper Poorman, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Cooper and I am a junior at Norfolk Academy. Call me a comedian, but I always love cracking a joke to lighten the mood and make new friends! I decided to participate in the Lake Superior program because I have never been......Read More

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Antonia’s Introduction

Antonia Baudoin, Participant

Hi! My name is Antonia Baudoin and I use she/her pronouns. I am looking forward to spending lots of time outdoors in a new and beautiful environment. I chose this program because I believe that this trip will teach me about the cultures and......Read More

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Jaycee Wilson Introduction

Jaycee Wilson, Participant

My name is Jaycee Wilson. I use she/her pronouns. I am 17 and a junior in high school. When I was 11-13, I lived in Germany with my family. While we lived there, my family traveled every weekend. Our trips would vary from touristy trips like......Read More

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Intro from Liam!

Liam DelMain, Instructor

Greetings Norfolk Academy students and teachers! I am so excited to meet each of you in the coming week, and for this journey we are soon to embark on together. For me, the excitement has been building for weeks and months as, here on the south......Read More

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Program Director Introduction

Simon, Dragons Admin

Dear Students and Families, Perhaps you can already feel the sensation of the cold Lake Superior water washing over your sandy feet? The smell of wet earth and ripe fruit carried on a gentle breeze through dense forest, or the sense of awe evoked by......Read More