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Class notes

By MARYAN PELLAND
Published April 12, 2007


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CHALLENGER STUDENTS WIN WITH MARS PLAN

Challenger K-8 School of Science and Mathematics' seventh-grade Space Day Team, Team Area, was a winner at Lockheed Martin's Space Day National Design Challenges.

The team's entry, the Spear, featured a multifunctional tool for exploring Mars. Teams could create space cuisine, design tools for astronauts, create fitness exercises, design exploration tools, design a space vehicle, or keep an electronic journal on an exploration mission.

Bob Stevens, chairman of Lockheed Martin, said the event is a way to advance science and math studies. He thinks in 10 years there could be a major work force gap in technical industries if young people aren't encouraged in those studies.

Drill, color guard teams make the cut

Hernando High School's ROTC drill and color guard teams qualified to participate in the Air Force Association State Drill Meet and placed seventh overall.

The drill team placed fifth in regulation drill, and the color guard team placed fourth in inspection and third in Air Force regulation drill.

Color guard commander Kristen Churchill placed fourth in the commander competition.

The color guard team of Churchill, Rachel Campbell, Marijane Estes and Cari Gandy will represent Hernando High in the All Services Junior ROTC National Drill Competition in Daytona Beach on May 3-5.

Groups place focus on services for kids

Childhood Development Services, Hernando County Council PTA, Hernando County Interagency Coordinating Council on Early Childhood Services and other local organizations are celebrating the Week of the Young Child this week to improve the quality and availability of services for children.

The week ends with the annual Fun Festival at Jerome Brown Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Student actors give sneak peek of show

Central High School drama students will present the show Parallel Lives at 7:30 p.m. Friday before it appears at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center on April 20. Tickets are $5 at the door.

New bus equipped for safety

Wider Horizons School is the proud owner of a new 2008 Thomas Built school bus with a collection of safety features including a windshield that provides the driver a panoramic view, safer breakout windows and better lights.

Geography bee fun for student

Wider Horizons School sent Miller Gormley, an eighth-grader, to the state competition of the National Geographic Geography Bee. He ranked 20th, was proud of his accomplishment and said it was a lot of fun.

Kindergarten Roundup coming

Kindergarten Roundup is coming to Suncoast Elementary 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 23 and April 25 in the media center. For information, call 797-7085.

[Last modified April 12, 2007, 06:40:50]


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