Students: Christine Webster, 17, of Pasadena, and...

Students: Christine Webster, 17, of Pasadena, and Heidi Van Fossen, 17, of Glen Burnie.

Accomplishments/Interests: An interest in marine studies drew both Christine and Heidi, seniors at Archbishop Spalding High School in Severn, to apply for volunteer positions in the High School Student Summer Program at the National Aquarium in Baltimore.


The girls received 70 hours of training to learn about the aquarium and the exhibits to answer visitors' questions.

Together, they accumulated more than 240 hours of volunteer service at the facility.


Christine plans to become a veterinarian.

At school she is in the National Honor Society, vice president of the environmental club, involved with Students Against Drunk Driving (SADD) and visits middle schools to talk to seventh- and eighth-graders who might be interested in attending Archbishop Spalding.

Because she wants to become a marine biologist, Heidi plans to attend a college in Florida and hopes her experience last summer will enable her to return to the aquarium next year as an intern.

She first learned about the Student Summer Program from her father, who had heard about it on the radio.

At school she is president of the band and belongs to the Music Honor Society. She also is involved with campus ministry activities.

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