WORCESTER, Mass. — Tricia M. Labbe of Waterville is one of 10 undergraduate students who spent the summer pursuing research with the help of a Steinbrecher Fellowship. Labbe will continue her project and her honors thesis on the Acadian Deportation of 1755 throughout the upcoming academic year.

Labbe spent the summer in Halifax, Nova Scotia, examining documents at the Nova Scotia Archives relating to the Arcadian Deportation of 1755. She was particularly interested in finding out more about the interactions of the three ethnic groups at that time and motivations that led to deportation.

Labbe is a senior and a history major. Labbe is a member of Clark Musical Theatre and Clark Eco-Reps. She is a 2009 graduate of Waterville High School and is the daughter of Susan and Randy Labbe of Waterville.

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