Holly Pellerin received a Lifetime Achievement from the Geoscience Alliance for her continued dedication to young people everywhere. Regardless of where Holly finds herself, she develops and prepares meaningful ways to support American Indian young people in reaching their educational goals. Her unwavering belief in her student’s ability to do well is inspiring to all who have the pleasure of spending time with her.
On August 19th a lunch and cake reception was held at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to honor Holly and celebrate the accomplishments of our camp students. Community leaders spoke of Holly’s selfless leadership and commitment to her community. Her strength of character and commitment to personal health have inspired students and staff alike.
This past summer three former gida students who are now college students presented their work at the gathering. Wayne Greensky, completed research this past summer in Alabama at NASA. He studied wild rice as it relates to climate change.
At Cedar Creek Long Term Ecological Research Center AJ Butterfield and ZhaaZhaa Greensky used the Cedar Creek forest to test their individual hypothesis and complete short research studies.
Warren Mountain, a senior in high school, was a student ambassador to Washington, D.C. where he met with other American Indian youth leaders from around the country to participate in meaningful discussions about the future for American Indian people.
As is the “gida” expectation each of our students shared their research and experiences with their community and family.
Holly Pellerin continues to prepare opportunities and challenges for students and teachers from her community. She is very busy.
Congratulations Holly! We are all better for knowing you!