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PHS students spend windy, blue day on LeConte Glacier


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Chauncy Sandhofer looks on as a Temsco helicopter comes in for a landing.

Petersburg High School LeConte Glacier student surveyors returned from the annual trip measuring the tidewater glacier.

Six juniors and one senior spent each Wednesday's lunch hour this school year measuring various points outside around school with their theodolites in preparation for the trip.

PHS science teacher Victor Trautman praised the students on their commitment to the task.

"When they get there you don't go 'How do I work this?'" Trautman said. "No, no, no. They can do that in their sleep. That takes time and practice and a commitment to doing it. It always amazes me, the commi...

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