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Sophia Carpentier

Making her way to Morocco

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While most high school students are looking forward to kicking back and relaxing this summer, East Ridge High School sophomore Sophia Carpentier is looking forward to continuing her learning.


Carpentier will be leaving June 18 for an eight-week language program in Morocco where she will study Arabic.

Carpentier earned an all-expense paid scholarship with National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) through the U.S. Department of State.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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