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Wendy Martinec ’90

When it comes to leaving home, you can’t get much farther away than Australia. The nearly 24-hour flight path it takes to get there from Pennsylvania covers almost 10,000 miles. BEA alum Wendy Martinec ’90, who now lives in Melbourne, Australia, recently made the trip so she could be a special guest speaker at the Scholastic Honors Banquet. We are grateful that she did!

Wendy spoke at the banquet on October 29th at the Bald Eagle High School where 93 students were honored for being in the top ten percent of their class last year. Wendy graduated from Penn State University and almost immediately after began her career in international education. Today, she leads La Trobe University’s student exchange and study abroad program in Melbourne, Australia. The program sends more than 900 students abroad to more than 40 countries.

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Lloyd Rhoades '70

Lloyd Rhoades comes from a family that was always very active in school. Growing up in Curtin Village, PA, he followed in the footsteps of his older sister, Kaye Labman ’59, and older brother, Dick Rhoades ’60, to attend BEASD and keep himself very busy during his time there.

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