To the editor:
The administration, faculty, staff and the student body of Hancock High School would like to say thank you to all of the community members who made our "Copper Week" a success.
We all have a much better understanding of the rich history of our area, the impact copper has had on our area, and the issues surrounding mining today. Students also got to have a "taste," too, with our pasty, stew and hardtack lunch.
We could not have done it without the support and participation of community members.
Thank you to the following presenters: Jon Julien, John Rosemurgy, Erik Nordberg, Larry Lankton, Ellen Schrader, Ed Koepel, Joan Chadde, Phil Musser, Kim Stoker, Sean Gohman, Kris Schourek, Brian Rajdl and Kristan Schuster.
Thank you to the following organizations/businesses that allowed our students to come in to your facilities:
Keweenaw Gem & Gift, The Quincy Mine, the Quincy Smelter, PCI and the Houghton County Historical Museum.
Thank you to the following businesses for donating pasties for our pasty tasting: Connie's Kitchen, Roy's, Tony's and Amy J's.
Lastly, we would like to thank the presenters of the panel discussion on mining. This was a great way for our students to see multiple viewpoints on mining in action!
Thank you to: Chuck Brumleve, KBIC; Tom Casperson, senator-elect 38th district; Matt Johnson, Kennecott Eagle Minerals (Rio Tinto); Joe Maki, geologist, Department of Environmental Equality; Kristi Mills, Save the Wild UP; Jane Nordberg, Managing Editor, Daily Mining Gazette; Cynthia Pryor, director Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve, and Anthony Santi, MTU graduate student.
"Copper Week" was a great learning experience for our students. It brings learning alive and makes connections between the community and the school.
HANCOCK HIGH SCHOOL
ADMINISTRATION, FACULTY, STAFF