Karoline “Kari” Foote of Shelburne graduated from the United States Marine Officer Candidates (USMC) School at Quantico, Va. on Aug.18 after attending the Platoon Leaders Class for two summers: the Juniors course in the summer of 2011 and the Seniors course this summer. She will be commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the USMC upon completion of the Bachelor’s degree in Spring 2013. While at Officer Candidates School (OCS), Kari received a Certificate of Honor for attaining a perfect score on the physical fitness test.
Foote is currently a senior at Smith College, where she is a double major in government and engineering, and is on the Dean’s List. She is also a member of the Smith College Glee Club and the Smith College-University of Massachusetts chapter of Engineers Without Borders. She has traveled to Africa twice with the latter group to build a water catchment system for a women’s clinic in Namawanga, Kenya. Foote is the daughter of Richard and Zsuzsanna Kadas-Foote of Shelburne.