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Seen 'n Heard - Mar, 2000 Issue (page 3)

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(Feb. 16, 2000) The Samoa Observer, an internet newspaper, reports Dan Wakefield, owner of the former New Hope Academy, while in Samoa, said he had paid the debt owed by the school to US banks in installments “to protect the integrity of the bankers involved” and vowed he will find Stephen “Cartisano” to pay back the money [$25,000] so that he could pay his local creditors.” The newspaper reports “It [New Hope Academy] has been transformed into another organization called Pacific Coast Academy with Cartisano as boss.”

(Feb. 17, 2000) Director of Admissions Rebecca Plona, King George School, Sutton, Vermont, 800-218-5122, announced in January the school added a culinary arts program, including preparing a five-course meal for fifty people. For their winter performance, students adapted Oscar Wilde’s “The Nightingale and the Rose” for the stage. Students were responsible for all aspects of the performance.

(Feb. 23, 2000) Keith Corlew, Director of Admissions at Grand River Academy, Austinburg, Ohio, 440-275-2811, academy@grandriver.org, announced their five-day and seven-day boarding programs will run from June 26 to August 4, 2000. With a ratio of one faculty member for every four students, the school is capable of helping students who are not working to their potential for a successful college education.

(Feb. 24, 2000) Lori Armbruster, Ex. Dir. Of Customer Service for the CEDU Family of Services, headquartered in Sandpoint, Idaho, 800-990-2338, is sending an information packet produced by CEDU outlining the reasons a parent would be well served by engaging an independent educational consultant. The brochure is being distributed to admissions inquirers who are not consulting with an educational consultant, and also to parents of enrolled students who are not affiliated with a consultant.

(Feb. 25, 2000) Rick McClintock, conference organizer for the 7th Annual conference of the National Association of Therapeutic Wilderness Camps, 724-329-8300, tick@hhs.net, announced the conference will be held April 30, May 1,2,3 at the Montreat Conference Center, Black Mountain, North Carolina. Featured will be their National Teacher/counselor Recognition Program, called “Put a Feather in Your Cap.” The conference will include a wide variety of workshops, including: adventure-based counseling, using the medicine wheel, mediation, teen court, tree-climbing, the Alpine “Tower as a therapeutic tool, drumming and dulcimers, and wilderness medicine for adolescents. Keynote speakers will include primitive skills masters Larry Dean Olsen and Ezekial Sanchez and Ann Sloan, president-elect of the IECA (Independent Educational Associates Association).

(Feb. 28, 2000) Chris Mays, Executive Director for Summit Achievement, 800-697-2020, summit@nxi.com, Deer Hill Road, Stow, Maine, announced the opening of their new Transition program. It is a “step down” model suitable for longer term students, especially graduates of wilderness or residential treatment who are transitioning home, or to a new school. This expansion to their Cold River Lodge adds a new academic building and two new dormitories.

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