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1 Participant Information 2014 Snorri West Sarah Isliefson Overall Coordinator

2 2014 Participants Signý Æsa Káradóttir Kristján Sævald Pétursson Anna Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir Hilmar Páll Hannesson 4 4

3 Address: Hafnarfjörður Education: Undergraduate in the IB program at Hamrahlíð College (Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð) Hobbies and Interests: Drawing and singing, classical and contemporary concerts, art, design and architecture. Extra Curricular Activities: Iceland's Amnesty International Youth Division's PR representative for a year. She is also involved with the Icelandic Red Cross. Future Plans: Study either in Háskóli Íslands or Listaháskóli Íslands, in Architecture, Geology or Medicine. She would also like to study in Canada or Scandinavia. Expectations of Snorri West: She hopes to learn while establishing connections and make friends who will be able to relate to her interests and provide her with new ones. Signý Æsa Káradóttir Born: July 7, 1995 Age: 18, turning 19

4 Family Tree Information Known relatives – Signy´s non-Icelandicgrandparents on her mother´s side live in Ottawa and he will visit them. She is also related to Pat and Bobby Webb (Beucannon) of Winnipeg. No known relatives on Icelandic side. Winnipeg he is related to Pat & Bobby Webb, (now Pat Beucanon) from Winnipeg Signý Æsa Káradóttir Born: July 7, 1995 Age: 18, turning 19

5 Address: Reykjavík Education: Diploma in Linguistics from Hamrahlíð College (Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð), AP Degree from The Nordic Multimedia Academy (Denmark), is currently in his 2 nd year as a student at the University of Iceland in German Studies. Hobbies and Interests: Movies, history, world politics and languages,he speaks English, Old Norse, German, Danish/Scandinavian He is a film maker of many different projects. Extra Curricular/Community Involvement: Organizes film evenings, Red Cross, elderly people, his 84 yr. old grandfther. Future Plans Study multimedia and video in Berlin Expectations of Snorri West: He would like to see with his own eyes what it was like for the Icelanders in North America andfind out if he has any relatives in North America. He would like to have fun and meet new interesting people. He has been interested in this program for many years. Kristján Sævald Pétursson Born: June 4, 1987 Age: 26, turning 27

6 Family Tree Information Related to Stephan G. Stephanson, 3rd cousin of Ambassador Stefansson, 5 rd cousin Ambassador Óskarsson, 5 th cousin is Ingrid Louise Petursson of Toronto. His 2 nd cousin, Anna Adkinson, lives in Houston, Texas. He also has a few aunts who are the daughters of his grandmother’s sister, Helga, who moved to the States many years ago. aughters of his grandmother’s sister, Helga, who moved to the States many years ago.e also has a few aunts who are the daughters of his grandmother’s sister, Helga, who moved to the States many years ago. Kristján Sævald Pétursson Born: June 4, 1987 Age: 26, turning 27

7 Address: Reykjavík Education: Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti, completing her last semester in the Department of Natural Sciences Hobbies and Interests: Writing (stories, poems, lyrics), drawing, reading, animals, music (she sings in a band), taking pictures and videos, and folklore. Extra Curricular Activities: Red Cross. She helps out with an English class. Collaborated with schools in Faroes&Denmark Future Plans: She intends to also finish the Department of Art. May work as a concept artist or writer for computer games, movies or plays. Expectations of Snorri West: She wants to learn about her relatives and others who risked the journey over the sea to a new world. Wants to see how we live and celebrate traditional Icelandic events. o She is interested in museums & historical places. Anna Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir Born: March 6, 1994 Age: 20

8 Family Tree Information Anna Guðrún Ragnarsdóttir Born: March 6, 1994 Age: 20 Family Tree Information: Björn Lindal Walker Sæmundson ( ),to Lundar 1878, His great-grandfather and Anna’s great-great-grandmother were siblings. Pamela Lindal Hansum lives in Denver, Colorado as well as her daughter, Emily Hansum. Kaley Boyd, great grandchild of Björn, Bud /Roald) Lindal of Manitoba

9 Address: Reykjavík Education: Finishing his 4 th year at Hamrahlið College ( Hobbies and Interests: He loves music and he plays both piano and trumpet. Enjoys working on computers and playing video games, and sailing. Not only does he fluently understand English, he understands some Spanish and Danish language as well. Extra Curricular Activities: Involved in community matters and has collaborated with his friends to create a new political group. Future Plans: To study politics and psychology.His main dream is to become a politician Expectations of Snorri West: His twin sister, Hulda, went to Canada last year and he is looking forward to making his own stories. He would like to have the chance to portray a Viking or Leif Eriksson at L'Anse aux Meadows. Hilmar Páll Hannesson Born: April 5, 1994 Age: 19, turning 20

10 Family Tree Information His 2 nd cousin, Anna Adkinson, lives in Houston, Texas. In 1951, his great-aunt, Erna Sigurpálsdóttir Noël, moved to Akron, Ohio. His great-great-grandfather’s brother, Þorgeir Jónsson, also emigrated from Iceland to Canada at some point in time. His relative, Laura Noël, still lives in Fairfield, Iowa.He also has a few aunts who are the daughters of his grandmother’s sister, Helga, who moved to the States many years ago.For more info, please contact Sarah at: Hilmar Páll Hannesson Born: April 5, 1994 Age: 19, turning 20


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