Pearl in the Storm

The E472 Creative Non-Fiction Senior English class read a A Pearl in the Storm, by Tori Murden McClure, current president of Spalding University. The class traveled to Spalding on March 28 to meet author Dr. McClure, where they got to hear her story firsthand and to see the boat that she rowed across the Atlantic.

Dr. McClure has not only conquered rowing the Atlantic, but has climbed mountains on several continents. In addition to being the first woman to row across the Atlantic, she is also the first woman and first American to ski over 750 miles across the ice shelf to the South Pole.

Students enjoyed hearing about her many adventures. The group also made stops at the Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Slugger Museum. The trip was an extension of a class unit on “The Influence of Sports in American Culture.”


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