Thunder Mountain High School freshman Nathalie Aguirre, 15, center, receives a hug from her friend Teresa Rose, 15, as her teammate Trevor Ham, 15, pulls their remotely controlled vehicle out of the water at the Augustus Brown Pool on Sunday. Sea Perch is sponsored by the Office of Naval Research as part of the National Naval Responsibility for Naval Engineering in order to encourage students to pursue careers in science and engineering in general, and naval architecture, marine engineering, naval engineering and advanced marine design. The program is funded locally through the Juneau Economic Development Council.
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