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Fauskee secures Smithsonian internship

DULUTH — Worthington High School graduate Blake Fauskee has received an academic internship at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History’s Department of Botany.

Dates of the internship are May 9 through July 9 .

Fauskee is a 2015 graduate of WHS and in his junior year at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. A biology major, he is on schedule to graduate with his bachelor’s degree in spring 2019. He plans on continuing on to graduate school in the field of biological sciences. Je is the son of Dan and Lori Fauskee, Worthington.

The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum and research complex, with 19 museums and galleries and the National Zoological Park. On July 1, 1836, Congress accepted the legacy bequeathed to the nation by James Smithson and pledged the faith of the United States to the charitable trust. The total number of objects, works of art and specimens at the Smithsonian is estimated at nearly 138 million, including more than 127 million specimens and artifacts at the National Museum of Natural History.