Katie Arnette (Oakland High School Class of 2013), who attends Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, has been selected to join a research team in Lop Buri, Thailand this summer.
Arnette and the team from Eckerd, along with a team from North Carolina State, will study an archaeological dig site with remains that are expected to date from the Iron Age. With a major in molecular biology, Arnette is attending the anthropology research project to help with identifying skeletal remains.
While attending Eckerd College, Arnette is also a four year member of the women's volleyball team. While a student at Oakland High School, she was part of the school's International Baccalaureate program and the varsity volleyball team.