(L-R) Cefalu, Irvine, Crawford and Luetters
This Year’s Isdell Global Leaders
Following an extensive application process, seniors Ross Cefalu and Max Irvine, junior Melanie Crawford and sophomore Jenny Luetters were selected to make up the Isdell Global Leaders (IGL) Class of 2017. These students will spend the 2016-2017 school year exploring climate through research, travel and an independent-study course.
ICGL Director Trish Anderson and Upper School teachers Kevin Ballard and Caitlin Morris will serve as IGL advisors, traveling with students on two climate-related study tours, the first to Churchill, Manitoba, one of the few human settlements where polar bears can be observed in the wild.
On the second study tour, the IGL team will explore the Everglades and Florida Keys, where they will partner with the National Park Service to explore the effects and environmental consequences of rising sea levels and temperatures on subtropical wilderness areas.