By Tyler Allen EBS Senior Editor
BIG SKY – The 2015 recipient of the Outlaw Partners Friends of Big Sky Education scholarship is going places.
Micah Robin graduated from Big Sky’s Lone Peak High School on June 6, and in addition to the $1,000 Outlaw scholarship was awarded a $1,000 Consignment Cabin FOBSE scholarship. The financial assistance will help offset his tuition to Colorado College once he arrives for the spring 2016 semester.
First, Robin has some exploring to do. The Big Sky native will leave Montana Aug. 22 and spend the fall in Europe, taking a language class in France and a wilderness medicine course in Norway. He got his first taste of Europe last summer while spending a week in the Netherlands and four weeks in France.
Robin’s trip will include two weeks at Coeur de France Ecole de Langues in Sancerre, located in the upper Loire Valley in the central part of the country. There he’ll be immersed in the French language as well as the culture of the world-renowned wine region.
Robin got a head start with his linguistic education during his junior year, when he took a Rosetta Stone French course because LPHS doesn’t offer classes in the discipline.
The 18-year-old will also take a 10-day Wilderness First Responder course in Flåm, Norway, at the mouth of one of the country’s dramatic fjords. His attraction to beautiful places such as Flåm helped him earn the Outlaw scholarship.“I went to Beehive [Basin] one day after school around sunset, and took photos of Lone Peak and Fan Mountain,” Robin said. This was in March while he was interning with Chris Kamman of Big Sky’s Skylab Media House.
“Outlaw was the only [scholarship] with an additional segment. All the others had the same questions,” he said. “You could write an essay, do film or use photos. I had these photos I’d taken and thought this was the perfect thing to use them for.”
Robin is undecided about his course of study at Colorado College, but says that film and media intrigue him.