GSA Junior Grabs Career By The Yellowtail
GSA Junior Grabs Career By The Yellowtail
BLUE HILL—When she was an eighth grader, Hannah Dyer of Brooklin had no clear career aspirations. “I really didn’t know what I wanted to be,” she said.
Mark Messer

But after settling in at George Stevens Academy, Dyer decided to step beyond traditional courses, like math and English. “Going into high school, I didn’t know anything about marine animals,” she said, so she decided to take a leap into Ocean Studies her sophomore year “just for fun.”

In that course, Dyer “met a lot of cool classmates” and “learned a lot from Dr. Flenniken.” She and her classmates did field-based research; interacted with marine scientists, fisheries-related businesses and policy experts; and participated in the Eastern Maine Skippers Program, winning the Great Idea Award for their work on a remotely operated vehicle at the regional end-of-year Skippers presentations in May.


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