Chronicling Saints Pride

WMUR's Karen Meyers interviews Ms. Bartlett on her PolarTREC expedition and the implication of this experience for her students.


Saints Pride resides in many different places at 197 Dover Point Rd. While our students are the focal point of our pride and joy, our STA faculty represents the heartbeat from which our pride pulses. Today our hearts were full as we watched and listened to STA science teacher, Piper Bartlett, explain a recent experience and the implications it has for our St. Thomas Aquinas students.

After a very competitive selection process, Ms. Piper Bartlett was chosen to participate in the PolarTREC program. She spent weeks this past summer participating in hands-on field research in the Arctic, working side by side with scientists, and conducting long-term climate change research aboard the U.S. Coast Guard vessel Healy.

PolarTREC research projects represent the leading edge of scientific inquiry. Because of this, WMUR's NH Chronicle chose to visit Ms. Bartlett at STA and chronicle her in action with her students. Ms. Bartlett's explanation of science and research- and the applicability of both to people's real lives- were both humbling and inspiring. She clearly has found not only her passion but her purpose.

Thank you, Ms. Bartlett, for sharing your in-depth knowledge and experiential knowledge with our Saints every day. 

The interview will air on WMUR as a NH Chronicle segment in November. The exact air date will be publicized once it is known.