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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Bird's eye crew

Upward Bound students use drones to benefit the community


August 17, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Nikolai Bardin-Siekawitch, far left, talks at a presentation at the Nolan Center on Aug. 8 about the mapping and photography work he and fellow Upward Bound members (from left) Killian Booker, William Ashton, Timothy Garcia and Spencer Petticrew undertook as part of the program.

An eye in the sky is helping Wrangell teens keep an eye on their future.

Five students from the Upward Bound and T3 Alliance programs presented the results thus far of their ongoing work to make the community better through technology.

Timothy Garcia, Nikolai Bardin-Siekawitch, William Ashton, Killian Booker and Spencer Petticrew at a public presentation Aug. 8 at the Nolan Center shared their experiences working with drones and GPS-enabled cameras to create promotional videos and map out U.S. Forest Service trails and cabins over the past year.

"Upward Bound is a program that traditionally...

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