Monday, November 01, 2010

Dennis Meets Kilili

From the Friends of the Mariana Trench Monument: "Dennis Chan and members of the Friends of the Mariana Trench Monument presented Delegate Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan with a copy of Our Northern Islands, written by Chan. The new book is about Chan's experience aboard the 105-foot Lady Carolina during the first expedition to the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument last year. The expedition was organized by the Friends, who provided funding for a local young person to take part. Chan won a space on the expedition with an essay "Why I want to visit the Mariana Trench Marine National Monument." A portion of the proceeds from Our Northern Islands will go towards supporting the educational programs of the Friends. The book was presented to Congressman Sablan in gratitude for his continued support of coral reef conservation and for providing funding to design a visitors center in the CNMI. Our Northern Islands is available on and at the CNMI Museum."

Dennis is 19. I'm 32. Dennis just presented something he made to his representative in Congress, the highest federal official living in the Northern Mariana Islands. That's pretty cool. I'll get my turn one of these days.

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