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Katherine Marcoux Graduates Summa Cum Laude

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Katherine Marcoux, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Richard Marcoux PhD, formerly of Northfield, graduated Summa Cum Laude at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia. Katherine's passion for languages began as a child when her family moved to Italy and then to Japan. She studied French and Spanish in high school and took a semester of Mandarin. It was at Bryn Mawr, that Katherine received a Fulbright Scholarship to teach in the tiny country of Andorra. She spent the fall semester of her junior year abroad in Barcelona where she had the opportunity to volunteer as a teacher's aid at a private school, teaching English to first and third graders. Katherine's decision to spend her Fulbright year in Andorra stems from her study abroad in Barcelona where she was introduced to the Catalan language, the official language of Andorra. Katherine hopes not only to teach English while in Andorra, but also to be able to observe her thesis research first hand as well as immerse herself in their culture. "I have found that the best way to get to know a community is by being involved. It is through day to day interactions that you learn about each other's cultures and customs and realize how similar we are in the end, despite the differences of language and location."