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During the Colby College exploratory term in January, Hillary Swimmer ’18, now a senior at Colby, interned with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute (GMRI), a nonprofit pioneering collaborative solutions to global ocean challenges. During her time there, she co-authored a first-ever report that synthesized how GMRI projects directly address more than half of the state’s sweeping climate goals. Swimmer co-authored her report with Dave Reidmiller, the director of the climate center at GMRI. 

"My opportunities funded by the Buck Lab have been very formative to my college experience and have really set me up for what I think will be success in the future," Swimmer said.

It's a future ripe for minds like Swimmer's. "These folks are undoubtedly going on to achieve great things, Reidmiller said of Colby students. "And, frankly, solve the problems we haven't yet been able to."

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Take 10 Play Festival

North Shore Country Day’s annual 10-minute play festival “Take 10” returned to the stage on April 13. For the first time in three years, students performed their original plays in front of a live audience with performances in the NSCD Auditorium.

All seven plays were written, produced and directed by students in the upper school directing class. Some were based on personal experience, observations and media events, while others stemmed from pure creativity. Once the scripts were finalized, the student directors held auditions, cast the roles and ran their own rehearsals.

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