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Carolyn Webber Alder, Park Record

While sitting in a cafeteria wedged between people using plastic forks and knives, Nick Markels could not help but think about all the plastic going into the garbage at the end of the lunch hour. It was then that he thought of an invention that could help reduce waste.

Markels, a senior at Park City High School, created a spork and knife combination made of biodegradable materials. He called it the Sporknife. He submitted his design and marketing plan to the CAPS Student Innovation Contest, a national competition for young entrepreneurs, and was one of two students in the country selected for the Edison Award. The competition was sponsored by the Center for Advanced Professional Studies and Edison Universe, and it was open to students in CAPS programs around the U.S.

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Nick Markels, a senior at Park City High School, won an 
Edison Award for his Sporknife design. 
(Photo courtesy of Nick Markels)

Note:  Nick developed his Sprknife through the Park City CAPS program, which is supported by PCEF donors.

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber Alder, Park Record

In a couple of weeks, a small town in the Normandy region of France will watch marching bands parade down its streets to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives on the nearby beaches 75 years ago. Dozens of Park City High School students will be among them.

The high school’s marching band is participating in the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The school is one of 17 bands and choirs from the U.S. selected to perform during the memorial parade. The band is also playing at two cemeteries in honor of U.S. soldiers who died in France during World War II. The band is set to perform its numbers for the Park City community May 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Dozier Field.

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The Park City High School Marching Band comes down Main Street,
following the school's color guard, during the annual 4th of July Parade.
(Park Record file photo)

Note:  PCEF donors support the Park City High School band program.

 

 

 

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The 10th annual Running with Ed (RWE) relay is May 18th, 2019. This 38-mile, 10 leg race traverses spectacular Park City, and gets you home in time to have a playdate or a date night. The course offers everything from trail to pavement, challenging climbs to fast downhills, easy legs for beginners and tough ones for experts. Winding past Olympic venues, iconic landmarks, neighborhood schools, and historic Main Street, this is Park City’s best!

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Note:  Running with Ed is a Park City Education Foundation fundraiser.

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber Alder, Park Record

When moving to the United States, Dulce Chavez Rea left behind a lot of people and traditions from her hometown in Michoacán, Mexico. But she realized several months ago that there was one thing she did not have to say goodbye to.

Chavez, a senior at Park City High School who grew up doing traditional Mexican dancing, decided to keep dancing and start a Mexican folk dance club at her new high school. The club currently has four members, and it is set to perform during a community event on May 24.

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Back row, from left: Marcos Castro and Alejandro Arredondo. 
Front row, from left: Dulce Chavez Rea and Rosalia Castro.
The four PCHS students are set to perform traditional Mexican 
dances on May 24. 
(photo courtesy of Dirk Gootjes)

Note:  PCEF donors support the Traditional Mexican Dance Club.

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber Alder, Park Record

When people say students who struggle with their English can’t excel in Advanced Placement classes, Melanie Moffat and Anna Williams cry foul. They say that with a little extra support, any student can thrive.

Moffat and Williams, teachers at Park City High School, are proving their theory with the program Dream Big, and they were recently named recipients of the Charles E. Bennett UEA Human and Civil Rights Award because of the program’s success. Dream Big helps students prepare for and pass AP classes and tests, and helps them excel beyond high school. The Utah Education Association Board of Directors will present the two teachers with the award on May 17 in Salt Lake City.

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Park City High School teachers Melanie Moffat, left, and Anna Williams were 
recently announced winners of the Charles E. Bennett UEA Human and Civil 
Rights Award.  The Utah Education Association Board of Directors selected them
for the honor becaue of their work with the program Dream Big. 
(photo by Carolyn Webber Alder/Park Record) 

Note:  PCEF donors support the Dream Big program.

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber Alder, Park Record

When members of the Park City High School band paraded into Rodrigo Rivas’ classroom at McPolin Elementary School last Friday, he and his students were both startled. But their surprise quickly turned into joy when educational leaders presented Rivas with an award.

Rivas smiled as students and staff from McPolin filed into his classroom to cheer him on. The Louis and Doilney families and Park City Education Foundation presented Rivas, a fourth-grade teacher at McPolin, and teachers across the district with Excellent Educator Awards.

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Mary Sue Purzycki, right, is announced as Park City High School's excellent
educator during the Park City Education Foundation's annual Excellent Educator
Awards Friday morning.  Purzycki teaches anatomy and bio tech, and oversees
several clubs at the school. 
 (photo by Tanzi Propst/Park Record) 

Note:  PCEF donors support the Excellent Educator Award.

 

 

 

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