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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

A year and a half ago, a number of dads in Park City looked around and noticed plenty of women involved in nonprofits for education, but not a lot of men. From there, they took it upon themselves to start Men4Ed.

Now, the group is planning on giving its very first grant.

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

The Robominers, Park City High School's top robotics team, won the FIRST Tech Challenge West Super Regional Championship last weekend. The top 72 teams from 12 Western states competed in Spokane, Washington, said Laura Monty, co-coach of the robotics club.

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

When Angel Lopez set pen to paper to apply for the Latinos in Action senior scholarship a few months ago, he was hopeful that he would be selected. He did the paperwork and wrote the essays, then waited until the results were announced.

A few weeks ago, his teacher told him. He was named a finalist and would receive a scholarship to use at the college of his choice.

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Angel Lopez, co-president of Latinos in Action at Park City High School,
was selected as one of four scholarship winners in the state.
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Once a week, students in Parley's Park Elementary School and Trailside Elementary School's after-school programs gather around music. With a violin in their hands, they receive instruction and practice for their upcoming spring performances. The new Strings program, as it is called, is helping ensure that every child has a chance to play.

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Megan Schulz and siblings Amelia Abbett, Scarlet Abbett and Oliver Abbett.
The students are soloists for their school’s performance of “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.”|
(Photo courtesy of Anna Stampfli)

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Ella McNeely came across a problem. Her older brother's feet smelled so bad at the end of the day that she could not bear to be around him.

So, the sixth-grade student from Ecker Hill Middle School did an experiment to find the sock material that produced the least amount of bacteria. She presented her findings during the Park City School District Science and Engineering Fair last week.

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Ella McNeely, left, and Elspeth Stevenson said they were excited
to test their theories and find solutions to their problems during the
Park City School District Science and Engineering Fair.
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Last week, a humming noise filled the music room at Ecker Hill Middle School. No other sounds were heard besides the high and low murmur from students blowing into their harmonicas.

The sixth-grade students each received their own harmonica and learned how to play it during a Blues in the Schools program last week. The program was organized by Kelly Wallis, the band instructor at Ecker Hill, and put on by representatives of the Utah Blues Society.

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Tony Holiday, right, teaches sixth-grade student Tavish Handy-Polinsky
how to play the harmonica during the Blues in the Schools program last week.

(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

The Blues in the Schools program at Ecker Hill Middle Schools was made possible through a PCEF Teacher Grant.

 

 

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