St. John Valley

Marquis earns spot in leadership forum

ST. AGATHA, Maine — This summer, Tanner Marquis from St. Agatha will head to Boston to join outstanding elementary school students from across the nation to take part in a unique academic and career-oriented development experience, National Youth Leadership Forum: Pathways to STEM.

NYLF Pathways to STEM is one of the Envision family of programs ( that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Marquis  will enter the fourth grade this coming fall at Dr. Levesque Elementary School in Frenchville.

His second-grade teacher, Sheri Dubis, nominated him for the program.

“NYLF Pathways to STEM is a great opportunity for high-achieving scholars to get outside the classroom and see, through hands-on interactive learning, how to innovate and think creatively,” said Andrew Potter, Envision’s chief academic Officer for Envision.

“These students, who have already proven themselves academically, will be challenged to work on real-world, student-created projects to bring their studies and career interests to life,” Potter said.

Since 1985, Envision programs have served more than 800,000 students in more than 145 countries, with programs designed to help students develop the leadership, scholarship and career skills needed to succeed in today’s competitive college and career landscape.

Marquis lives in St. Agatha with his parents, Andrew Marquis and Tonya Michaud, and his brother, Drew Marquis. He enjoys being outside and playing with his two golden retrievers, TJ and Timber.

When he grows up, he would like to become a Game Warden.

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