Man dies after found in tennis club pool
SOUTH BURLINGTON (AP) -- Police in Vermont are investigating the death of a 21-year-old man who was found in a tennis club swimming pool in South Burlington.
South Burlington police received an emergency call shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday that Derek Schueler of Burlington had been found in the pool at the Burlington Tennis Club.
Authorities say first responders tried to resuscitate Schueler before he was taken to a hospital and later pronounced dead.
Police say the cause of death has not been determined, but there’s no evidence of foul play. An autopsy will be conducted.
Younger students can study at small college
MARLBORO (AP) -- Southern Vermont’s Marlboro College is opening its doors again this fall to area high school students who wish to get an early taste of higher education -- for free.
College officials said they’re making the classes available to motivated high school juniors and seniors or their home-school equivalents.
"For many participants, despite years of being in school, a college class can be that first spark that really sets their intellectual growth on fire," said Ariel Brooks, director of non-degree programs at Marlboro. "In addition to experiencing the teaching methods of inspired college faculty, students work alongside academically driven peers with a broad range of experience."
It worked out that way for student Britte Cornish.
"Taking a class at Marlboro College has given me the chance to experience what a class here feels like," said Cornish, who took Comparative Study of Religion last fall semester.
Classes offered to the younger students range from music and art to philosophy, astronomy, computer science and religion.
Applications for the classes must be completed by Aug. 27 for the fall term, which runs from Sept. 3 to Dec. 18.
More information is available at www.marlboro.edu/freeclass .
Vt. to host extreme obstacle course races
KILLINGTON (AP) -- More than 10,000 men and women will be in Vermont next month running through woods, leaping through fire, wading through mud and water, and climbing ropes for what’s described as an extreme obstacle course competition.
Massachusetts-based Spartan Race Inc. is putting on its 2013 Reebok Spartan Race World Championship at Killington Ski Resort for two days of races on Sept. 21 and 22. More than $250,000 in cash and other prizes are being award.
Participants traverse a course longer than 12 miles that tests their endurance and skills. Organizers say the races will be aired on NBC in October.
Spartan Race Inc.: http://www.spartanrace.com/