January 20, 2018
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Washington Academy Student earns Guide License

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Washington Academy alum, Matt McCaslin, class of 2012, recently applied for a Maine Guide License and on June 19, 2012 passed all requirements receiving his license. Matthew participated in the Outdoor Leadership 1 and 2 classes taught by science teacher Chris Sunde. Mr. Sunde hopes that more students will become interested in the Outdoor Leadership classes and want to participate.

Outdoor Leadership consists of a variety of classroom and field activities to prepare students with the skills and knowledge needed to pass the Maine Guide exam series. Students are not required to take the Maine Guide Exams, although they are required to show proficiency in all areas. The combination of classroom learning, day outings and overnight trips challenges students and provides them with opportunities to learn new things in different environments. Each student will have the opportunity to finish the class certified in CPR and First Aid.

Matt is going on to study Forestry at the University of Maine at Orono. He currently has a Specialized Hunting classification but would like to go on to attain more specialized classifications such as the Fishing, Recreational, Sea Kayaking and Tide-Water Fishing and eventually his Master Certification. Matt’s career goal is to enter the Maine Forest Service.