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Brie Maye will chase international business certificate in Chiang Mai, Thailand

SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Portland State University junior and 2013 St. Helens High School graduate Brie Maye, pictured launching a pass in her side's 2-1 St. Helens girls' soccer Alumni Game win on Sunday at St. Helens High School, will chase her international business certificate in Chiang Mai, Thailand.Brie Maye is off to Chiang Mai.

The 2013 St. Helens graduate and Portland State University Viking leaves for her international business certificate with the University Studies Abroad Consortium on Aug. 16.

"I'll add it to my degree and come back for my real senior year next year," said Maye, who was an all-Northwest Oregon Conference Lions midfielder.

Chiang Mai is home to approximately a million people and is known as the "Rose of the North" for its night market at the foot of Thailand's tallest mountain, Doi Inthanon.

Maye, who is eager to ride an elephant in Chiang Mai, can visit the Chiang Mai Zoo, the Queen Sirikit Botanic Garden, Buddhist temples, Buak Hat Park, waterfalls and wildlife preserves.