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Carolyn Webber Alder, Park Record

Advanced Placement courses and exams can be hard to pass, even more so when you are taking it in your second language.

Melanie Moffat, an English language learner teacher at Park City High School, saw the number of Latino students not taking AP classes and decided to do something about it. Last year, she created the Dream Big program.

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Anna Williams, an English teacher at Park City High School,
teaches students about reading skills that will help prepare them for
Advanced Placement Language next school year. The summer program
Dream Big is for first-generation students who are interested in taking AP classes

(Photo by Carolyn Webber Alder/Park Record)

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

When students qualify for the national competition for debate or the Future Business Leaders of America club after months of preparing, it can be disheartening to see the price tag associated with traveling to the event. Chris Wood, the FBLA advisor at Park City High School, knows this as well as any coach, which is why he is always glad to see the Park City Education Foundation step up and cover the costs when it can.

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Members of the Future Business Leaders of America club from Park City High School
attended the national competition in Baltimore earlier this summer. A grant from the
Park City Education Foundation helps bring students to national competitions like these.

(Photo courtesy of Chris Wood.)

 

 

 

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Carolyn Webber, Park Record

Mellissa Mellin walked into the Utah State Capitol a couple weeks ago believing that she was one of several students being recognized with a $1,000 scholarship. What she did not know was that she was the star of the event and would be walking away with 10 times that amount.

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Mellisa Mellen, a recent Park City High School Graduate, left, and her sisters
react with tears of joy after she was named the recipient of the Comast
NBC Universals Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. 

(Photo by Brian Nicholson)

 

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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)

NOTE: PCEF donors support PACE teachers, who teach Debate.

 

 

 

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