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Trip to Greece is eye-opener for MHS graduate
While exploring the territory of Giannitsochori, Greece, Maddie Kallgren poses with a view of Kaparissia Bay behind her. (Photo supplied)
MONROE - Maddie Kallgren has been involved in academics, athletics and the community during her years at Monroe High School. Soccer games, volunteering at Monroe Clinic and giving a rousing speech during her graduation ceremony in May have been memorable moments for the 18-year-old Albany native to keep, but after traveling to Greece to help defend an endangered species along beaches of the Mediterranean, Kallgren noted how a change in location and purpose can be a unique learning experience. The chance to travel to the white sand beaches of Giannitsochori was given to Kallgren after the recent graduate was awarded the AFS Global Prep Scholarship in February.