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Kayak Shack staffers return from conference with new contacts

Posted: Thursday, Nov 29th, 2012

Robert Ewart, left, Maggie Rivers, Amy Mullen, Madeline Parnell and Melissa Steinman attended the American Canoe Associationís national conference in Charleston, S.C., Nov. 2-4. The group runs the Waldport High School Kayak Shack and raised several thousand dollars in a short period of time in order to attend the event. (Courtesy photo)

A successful fundraising campaign and community support sent a group of Waldport High School students to Charleston, S.C. for the American Canoe Associationís (ACA) national conference this month, exposing students to contacts in the industry and a range of new experiences.

Madeline Parnell, Robert Ewart and Amy Mullen, with chaperones Melissa Steinman and Maggie Rivers, attended the ACA conference Nov. 2-4. The teens are part of a group that runs the Waldport High School Kayak Shack, located on Port St. in Waldport, giving guided tours and kayak lessons throughout the summer season. Steinman is the advisor for the Kayak Shack program, and Rivers is the manager of the Port of Alsea.

For the complete article see the 11-30-2012 issue.

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