SOI founder Geoff Green to judge the 2013 Navigate the North contest this weekend

On March 13, Carrefour St-Georges and Carrefour Frontenac, in partnership with Students On Ice, announced the finalists of the 2013 Naviguez Vers Le Nord (Navigate the North) competition. This weekend (Earth Day weekend), Students on Ice founder and president, Geoff Green, will be helping to choose the two lucky winners in Thetford Mines and St-Georges in Quebec! They will be awarded the opportunity to participate on this summer’s Students on Ice Arctic Expedition from July 14 – 28.

The following students have been selected as this year’s finalists:

CARREFOUR SAINT-GEORGES

Raphaëlle Boudreau, Cegep Beauce-Appalaches de Saint-Georges
Rosalie Jacques, École secondaire Veilleux de Saint-Joseph
Élizabeth Lessard, Polyvalente Saint-Georges
Marie-Pier Poulin, Polyvalente Saint-François de Beauceville
Catherine Talbot, Polyvalente Saint-Georges

CARREFOUR FRONTENAC

Jack Dupuis, Polyvalente La Samare, Plessisville
Frédéric Pelletier, Cégep de Thetford
France Rodrigue, Polyvalente de Thetford
Karolanne Toulouse, Polyvalente de Thetford

This exciting contest has been open to students, aged 14-18 attending any of the high schools in the La Beauce region of Quebec. To determine contest finalists, students were required to upload a short (1-2 minute) video expressing why they should be selected to participate in the Arctic Expedition. View finalist videos: http://66-33-44.com/gallery.html

All Naviguez Vers Le Nord finalists will be required to prepare a detailed presentation that expresses their interest in issues related to climate change and the Canadian Arctic. At Carrefour Frontenac on April 20 and Carrefour Saint- Georges on April 21, 2013, the two winners will be selected by a panel including Students on Ice founder Geoff Green.

The general public will also help to determine secondary prizes by voting for the Peoples Choice winner at each property. All finalists will be awarded gift cards based on public voting: 1st: $500, 2nd: $250, 3rd: $150, 4th: $100, 5th: $50.

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