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Posted on Mar 18, 2013

Gillispie “Gem” of the Week


Gillispie parent and renowned wildlife photographer Tony Newlin visited prekindergarten through Grade 6 students today for two assemblies about his work. Mr. Newlin shared numerous photographs from his travels to Alaska, Canada, India, and Africa. Students especially enjoyed seeing brown bears, a great horned owl, an orca whale, a black wolf, and polar bears, all in their natural habitats. Following some deeply curious questions by the children (Have you ever been bitten? “No, I’m careful to study the habits of the animals I visit.”), Ms. Fleming emphasized the opportunity all children have to someday merge passion and career through hard work.


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