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Wrangell High School

Shakes Glacier Survey Team
Student Application
School Year 2017-18

Wrangell High School, in a partnership with Breakaway Adventures and R&M Engineering, Inc., is now
taking applications for the WHS Shakes Glacier Survey Team, with the team’s purpose of tracking the
glacial activity of the local Shakes Glacier up the Stikine River. This team will consist of Co-coordinators,
Eric Yancey and Jenn Miller, WSD Tech Matt Gore and Science Heather Howe, Community Member/Tech
Specialist Cyni Waddington, Surveyor Mike Howell, and a selection of Wrangell High School Students.
Positions for the student members are limited, with preference given to underclassmen.

This is a year long extra-curricular activity, with possible meeting times to occur during lunch, after school,
and/or early release days. The number of meetings/trainings will be manageable. You will be trained in
basic Survey GPS technology, expected to research the Shakes Glacier, collect and compare data, and
create maps, websites, and projects using the data. You will also assist in choosing venues for sharing
and getting our project/data with the World, among other tasks. The next set of students on the project
will be trained/assisted by you. A day long field trip to Shakes Glacier will occur September of each year.

If chosen, your commitment to the project will be necessary. You will be expected to attend all meetings
and trainings. If unable to attend, you will forfeit your spot to someone who can. Successfully passing
Geometry with a C or better is a prerequisite. Higher grades will increase acceptance scores. You must
be self-motivated, willing to learn, and an excellent team player. Your ability to teach your acquired skills
to others will be important. You will be part of the survey team for the school year indicated on the
application form if chosen. It is possible you will be asked to stay on the team for two or more years.

To apply, please submit a typewritten application that includes the information listed in order
below. Impress us by being thorough and thoughtful in your responses. Your application will be read by
professionals in several fields, therefore it should be as professional looking as possible. A panel will
determine the success and order of the applicants. Applicants will be notified of results by phone or letter.
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Shakes Glacier Survey Team application
Name
Age/Grade
Address
Phone Number

Tell about your mathematical background and level of interest in science.
List your experiences in survey and/or technology that you think will help this project.

What do you believe will be most valuable about this experience and/or sparks your
interest in this project?

Tell about the abilities, knowledge, and expertise you possess that you feel will be of
value to the WHS Shakes Glacier Survey Team.

How will being part of this team help you in your future plans?
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If you have any questions regarding this project, the team, and/or the application, please contact
Mrs. Miller at 874-2321 or Mrs. Howe at WHS. We will be happy to assist you!

Please e-mail your completed application to Mrs. Miller (jmiller@wpsd.us) by Wednesday,
May 24, 2017. Early applications will be considered as received. Don’t delay!

Thank you for your interest in the WHS Shakes Glacier Survey Team. We believe this will be a
very worthwhile educational experience for our school, students and community!
Wrangell High School
Shakes Glacier Survey Team
Student Application
School Year 2017-18

Thank you for your interest in the WHS Shakes Glacier Survey Team. We believe this will be a
very worthwhile educational experience for our school, students and community!