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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

On Saturday, Park City's trails and sidewalks were packed with barnyard animals, zombies, iconic American figures and runners. It was the 9th annual Running With Ed race – the cross-town footrace held to benefit the Park City Education Foundation. According to Jen Billow, the associate director of communications and development at the organization, the race grew its participation again, drawing 1,475 runners. Fortunately for them, the weather held up.

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Team We Can Do It strikes an iconic pose as matching Rosie the Rivetors
at the Running With Ed race on Saturday, May 19, 2018
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(Photo by Tanzi Probst/Park Record)

 

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

While Valentin Astie was putting in the final hours of practice with his team for the FIRST Tech Challenge World Robotics Championship, he received some good news. He was selected as a finalist for the FIRST Dean's List Award.

Astie, a junior at Park City High School, was one of three students in Utah named as a finalist and one of about 300 students in the world who were recognized. The finalists were invited to attend a banquet at the world championships in Houston last month, where 10 individuals were named as winners of the award. Astie was a finalist but not one of the 10 winners.

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Valentin Astie, a junior at Park City High School, poses with Dean Kamen,
founder of the science and technology education nonprofit FIRST, at a luncheon
at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Robotics Championship. Astie was selected
as a finalist for an award given out by Kamen.
 (Photo by Laura Monty)

NOTE: PCEF donors support the Park City Robotics Club.

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

The students in DeEtte Earl's class have a knack for arguing, a trait she encourages them to develop. After all, they are members of Parley's Park Elementary School's debate team.

A total of 20 fifth- and sixth-grade students in the Park City School District recently attended the state debate competition and walked away with several accolades. Earl started the program at Parley's Park about seven years ago before expanding it to all of the elementary schools in the district.

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Back row, from left: Jack Revoy, Ben Butler, Greta Bretts, Maddie McHenry,
Elyse Engel and Ella Wismer. Front row, from left: Erin Donovan and Olivia Johnson.
The students are members of the debate club at Parley's Park Elementary School.
 
(Photo by Carolyn Webber/Park Record)

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

The seventh-grade students shuffled nervously off the buses and onto the campus of Brigham Young University. They had spent weeks preparing for the competition, but, surrounded by high school students from around the state, they were second-guessing their abilities. Once the middle schoolers started speaking Spanish fluently, they gained courage.

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Students in the Spanish and French dual-language immersion program
at Ecker Hill Middle Schoolshow off their awards. They competed
at the BYU Language Fair against students around the state last month. 
(Photo by Annie Wallace)

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

A few minutes after the last bell rings at Treasure Mountain Junior High, you might see students racing radio-controlled cars, solving Rubik's Cubes or making crafts. All of those, and more, are part of Treasure Mountain's after-school program.

The Mustang After School Academy, or MASA, as it is called, began last school year and already has 11 active clubs, said Amy Jenkins, assistant principal of Treasure Mountain. She said that the clubs allow students to participate in activities that they are interested in while in an informal setting with one of their teachers.

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

In 1987, a cross-country team from McFarland High School in California had an unlikely win at the state championships. Twenty-eight years later, Disney released a film about the team and its story. Soon, two of the runners will be in Park City to speak to students.

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NOTE: PCEF donors support Latinos in Action and the After School Program, who will visit with speakers from McFarland.

 

 

 

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