StarNews: New Hanover school board approves marine science academy


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Submitted: Wed, 02/06/2013 - 2:16am
Updated: Wed, 02/06/2013 - 4:46am
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By: Pressley Baird

To Ashley High School teacher Sandra Cecelski, marine science is about more than "fish and whales and things." And with the creation of a new marine science-focused academy in New Hanover County Schools, she’s going to help students dive into the subject.

Members of the New Hanover County Board of Education unanimously approved a proposal to open a marine science academy at Ashley High School in the fall of the 2013-14 school year. School officials say the program will strengthen the district’s marine science offerings, give students a taste of college-level marine science work and, as program leader Cecelski put it, turn out "highly trained individuals to fill my mud waders."

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2 Comments

  • Deadend says:

    …degree almost certainly leading graduates to flounder gigging for extra cash and running summer surf camps for kids in Wrightsville Beach in the summer.

    I know a lot of MS grads…the supply far outweighs the demand. Everyone loves the beach and ocean…it just don’t pay.

  • Guest 211 says:

    GOOD FOR ASHLEY HIGH AND MS CECELSKI. I WISH THEM SUCCESS. I,M SURE IF SHE NEEDS SOME POINTERS, SHE CAN COUNT ON UNCW,S MARINE PROGRAM.

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