Signe Lynch graduated from Hall-Dale High School in June 2016 and has received a $1,000 scholarship. She will be attending Bates College and will major in Environmental Studies and Conservation, with a strong emphasis on wilderness, especially invasive plant life. Signe has been involved with the National Student Conservation Association working at Glacier National Park in Montana and Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. She has also been an advisor to Maine Youth Trail Stewardship and Maine Math and Science Alliance as well as being a member of Teens for Trails and the National Honor Society. During the summer of 2015 Signe participated in the Bigalow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, Keller BLOOM (Bigelow Laboratory Orders Of Magnitude) Program where she had the opportunity to have hands-on ocean science research experience and worked alongside professional researchers, exploring the biological, chemical and geological characteristics of the local marine environment through field and laboratory work.
Raquel Gibbs, a 2015 Barrows Scholarship recipient of $1,000 was again selected to receive a $500 Barrows Scholarship in 2016. A 2015 Winslow High School graduate Raquel is attending Husson College majoring in Environmental Studies. Her focus is on plant research including quality growth, nutritional content, disease prevention, insect resistance and use in medical treatments and cures.
Kevin Frankhauser, also a 2015 Barrows Scholarship recipient of $1,000, received a $500 Barrows Scholarship in 2016. Kevin was a 2015 Gardiner High School graduate and is attending the University of Maine Orono majoring in Forestry with an emphasis on forest resources, including land management, vegetation, and engineering survey of tree species. Kevin attended a field camp in Lincolnville, Maine.