Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

Rising to the challenge, setting an example


Gretchen Watkins

Seeley-Swan High School Chemistry Class Klayton Kovatch, Cora Stone, Owen Hoag, Chase Haines, Sally Aldeen and Walker McDonald with their $1,000 check after winning the 2022 RISE Challenge. Not pictured was Tegan Mauldin.

SEELEY LAKE - "We are trying to clean up the school forest to protect it from future wildfires," Seeley-Swan High School senior Walker McDonald said. "We are looking to use this as an example for the community and a standard and try to get motivation throughout our community to clean up their property. We know how wildfires have been in the area and we know it is only going to get worse."

McDonald along with six other students in Gretchen Watkins' chemistry class won the 2021-2022 RISE Challenge with their proposal "Protection Against Wildfire, An Issue of Concern." The students received $...

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