The AIO program is a full field-study of tidal pools, estuaries, saltmarshes, sand beaches and off-shore sampling. All phases of oceanography are explored. Laboratory facilities provide space and instrumentation for special marine projects. "It is hoped that the young men and women attending will enter careers in marine biology, fisheries' management, marine advisory and related fields that are responsive to our great ocean resources," according to the institute.
High school graduates/award winners
Ryan Heavey of Andover, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Blair Heavey, was among 251 seniors at Choate Rosemary Hall in Wallingford, Conn., to graduate at the school's 120th Commencement on June 6. Heavey will attend Babson College in the fall. Choate Rosemary Hall is an independent secondary school enrolling 850 boarding and day students from 41 states and 39 countries.
The Stephen Phillips Memorial Scholarship Fund recently awarded a college scholarship to Amy Machain, a graduate of Andover High School, who will be attending Quinnipiac University in 2010. Machain was one of 160 new recipients who received an award this year and was recognized for academic achievement, as well as notable community, school and work activities.
The Phillips Scholarship annually awards approximately 500 new and renewed grants totaling close to $3 million and was established in 1991 by Bessie Wright Phillips of Salem, Mass., in memory of her husband.
St. John's Prep has announced the following Andover students were honored for outstanding academic achievement during a student award convocation held at the end of the school year.
Varun Vadlapatla, class of 2011, Religious Studies Award and the Clarkson University Leadership Award
Devin Burke, class of 2012, Science Award
Brookwood School, in Manchester, is proud to announce that sixth-grader Hannah Cregg, of Andover, has been named a Brookwood Scholar for the 2009-10 school year. This recognition is given to upper school students grades 6, 7, and 8 who maintained an average of 90 or above, putting them on the school's high honor roll, for the entire academic year.