ENFIELD — Superintendent Amanda Isabelle is pleased to share that a Mascoma Valley High School student has been accepted into the U.S. Forest Service’s Youth Conservation Corps.
Junior Chontai Wright is an Honor Roll student and has served as a manager of the Girls Volleyball team. She also attends natural resources classes at the Hartford Area Career & Technology Center in White River Junction, Vt.
Wright became interested the Youth Conservation Corps through School Resource Officer Matthew Bunten, who also is a wildland firefighter with the Forest Service and promotes the Corps at the High School.
Wright will work alongside Forest Service employees this summer, and learn the agency’s mission in forestry, wildlife habitat management, watershed management, and numerous other recreation and conservation programs and objectives.
“The program will give me a great educational experience, and I will learn new skills,” Wright said. “I hope to learn more about the environment and the habitats, and being able to care for them.”
“Chontai will represent not only Mascoma High School, but the Youth Conservation Corps program in a positive and professional manner,” Officer Bunten said. “She is extremely hard-working, and I know she will succeed at the opportunity ahead of her.”