Student Spotlight

Genetics Research Opportunity at M.U.N for Francine Burke of Dunville Academy!

Posted on Apr 04, 2016

Francine has been selected to participate in a Genetics research opportunity at Memorial University over the Easter break, 2016. This opportunity is sponsored by the Canadian Gene Cure Foundation. Francine has the great fortune to work as a Gene researcher for a week. This exposure to what it would be like to work as a geneticist is a fantastic opportunity for Francine as this is the career she has aspirations for.

Francine Burke is a Level III student at Dunne Memorial Academy in St. Mary’s, NL. Francine is quite active in her school, both with her academics and with her extra-curricular interests. Her academic performance has consistently brought Francine to the top of her class and she maintains the highest standing in all her curricular programs. Outside of her studies, Francine has been a member of her school’s Student Leadership Executive, Tutoring for Tuition, Junior and Senior choirs, and Drama Club. As a member of the Green Team, she tutors young students about the importance of taking care of the environment. Francine has also represented her school on the School Council as a student leader and became the sole school representative for the Brain Storm Provincial Competition last year. Her interests include reading, writing and a strong love for art and design.

She is currently completing 6 courses through CDLI, including Math 3200, Math 3208, Chemistry 3202, Writing 2203, NL Studies 2205 and Career Development 2201.

CDLI and Dunne Memorial Academy would like to congratulate Francine on this great accomplishment.