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Bubba Brown, The Park Record

Last year, the Park City Film Series partnered with the Park City Day School, Park City Education Foundation, Weilenmann School of Discovery, the Park City School District and the Sundance Institute to present a free screening of Greg Whitely’s documentary “Most Likely to Succeed.”

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Bubba Brown, The Park Record

About a decade ago, Christina Baker Kline was visiting her in-laws in Fargo, North Dakota, when she stumbled on a story that would change her life.

When her husband’s grandfather was a child, she said, he was orphaned and put on a train to Jamestown, North Dakota. His experience was later featured in an article about orphan train riders, children shipped from the East Coast to the Midwest to join new families in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Nan Chalat-Noaker, Editor, The Park Record

Teachers returned to their classrooms this week with large ambitions. They are aiming to set up their students for success and to enrich their lives like only a first-rate education can. But in Park City, they don’t have to do it alone.

Among the many annual rites that accompany the return of school, one stands out: The Park City Education Foundation is ramping up for another year of helping Park City schools deliver an excellent education.

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Bubba Brown, The Park Record

It would have been hard 30 years ago to predict what a $2,000 grant would portend for the future of Park City.

It was 1986 when a collection of dedicated residents formed a group as a sort of district-wide parent-teacher organization and gave out that grant, which sent two students to Stanford for a month-long science camp. Thirty years later, the organization’s name remains familiar: The Park City Education Foundation.

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Bubba Brown, The Park Record

Adair Castro has always loved cars. An incoming 10th-grader at Park City High School, he dreams of becoming a mechanical engineer. He wants to learn how to take engines apart and put them back together.

He smiles as he describes what fulfilling that dream would mean to him, excitement jumping from his words.

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Bubba Brown, The Park Record

When Brad Gannon was young, he spent endless hours feeding his hunger for creativity, tinkering with objects and building things out of wood, plastic and clay. It wasn’t until his freshman year of college that he ever built something using a computer and 3-D modeling software.

Many students in Park City didn’t have to wait that long.

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