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SENTINEL TRIBUNE EDUCATION Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Page8 Speech team begins their speech season WWG Jr. and Sr. High band concert The Westbrook-Walnut Grove Jr. and Sr. High Bands will be presenting their mid-winter concert on Friday, March 1 at 7:00 p.m. This is a change from the school calendar. The Jr. High Band will be playing Abandoned Treasure, Liberty March and Do Wah Diddy. There will also be four featured solos and ensembles from the Jr. High festival in January presenting their excellence award pieces. The senior high band will be presenting their two contest pieces Air for Band and Celebration for Winds and Percussion. SCHOOL MENU Anna Lars0n wins the WWG 5th/6th grade Spelling Bee Zuag Paj Her, Sawyer Helgeson, Marki Hubin, MacKenize DePrez, Tessa Busswitz, John Elzenga. Submitted photo The WWG Speech Team begin their speech season on Saturday, February 9 at Redwood Falls High School. Twenty one schools were in attendance in the tournament with over three hundred students participat- ing. The following WWG stu- dents participated in the event: Creative Expression- John Elengza Drama Duo-Marki Hubin and MaKenize DePrez Busswitz Serious Drama-Sawyer Helgeson Serious Drama-Zuag Paj Her Following the three rounds of competition, an awards ceremony was held and the following WWG students were recognized. Zuag Paj Her - second place finish in Serious Drama Sawyer Helgeson - third place finish in Serious Drama March 4-8, 2013 Monday: Chicken strips, crispy cubed potatoes, squash, cole slaw, orange wedges, sliced pears, wheat bread, milk Tuesday: Hamburger/fix- ins, bun, sweet potato fries, sliced apples, pineapple, milk Wednesday: Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, broccoli, carrots/Ranch dip, mixed fruit, sliced peaches, wheat bread, milk Thursday: Mini turkey cam dogs, baked beans, mixed green salad, banana, mandarin oranges, dessert, wheat bread, milk Friday: WG cheese .pizza or pepperoni pizza, Caulifornia blend/cheese sauce, carrot sticks, apple- sauce, mixed fruit, wheat bread, milk COLLEGE NEWS Serious Prose-Tessa MN West Community & Technical college Fall semester Dean's List Minnesota West Community & Technical College, announced the Fall Semester 2012 Dean's List. Students must be enrolled in at least 12 graded credits Pipestone Arrow Speech Tournament and earn a minimum 3.5 grade point average to be eligible for Dean's List Honors. Fall 2012 Dean's List Honors were extended to the following students from Minnesota West Community & Technical College: Granite Falls campus: Chelsie Dallenbach, Walnut Grove; Tracy Gundermann, Westbrook Jackson campus: Levi Brummer, Westbrook Worthington campus: Joleen Baumann, Adrian Hoesli, Walnut Grove; Jared Lindaman, Westbrook Anna Larson wins the WWG 5th/6th Grade Spelling Bee, which was held last week on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Walnut Grove Elementary School. Anna finished runner-up last year to Matthew Bums. You could tell the first time she stepped up to the podium to spell her first word that she was all business. Saying each letter slowly and with strong feeling. Eighteen students made the final cut. Larson took each one out like a professional bowler on tour. One by one they fell. There have seen spell- ing bees that went many rounds before, such as when Rocky Yang out spelled Trey Kockelman in nineteen rounds to be crowned champion. It seems like just yester- day, but those two young men are much older gen- /, , /, . tlemen at the high school now. Larson only needed nine rounds to become the champion. In head to head competition, Anna squared off against Skyler Swenhaugen. Anna started off by cor- rectly spelling "venti- late". Skyler then mis- spelled "herbivore". Anna then spelled it cor- rectly. Anna then needed to spell the next word correctly to be crowned spelling bee champion. Her word was "finale", which she correctly spelled. Anna was then crowned 2013 WWG Spelling Bee Champion. Halle Steen finished in 3rd, Kora Wahl spelled her way into 4th place, and Camryn Bunting fin- ished in 5th place. All will attend the 5/6th grade Spelling Bee in Fulda in April. A  ' From left: Tommy Knudson, Sawyer Helgeson, Tyler Keithan, Cindy Lohre, Tessa Busswitz, Jordyn Berg, Zuag Paj Her, Megan DeSmith. Submitted photo by Carolyn Enstad, coach The WWG Jr. High and Sr. High Speech Teams traveled to Pipestone on Saturday, February 16 to ed WWG as as follows: Tommy Knudson in Humorous; Sawyer Helgeson in Serious Drama; Tyler Keithan in Creative Expression; Cindy Lohre in Serious Prose; Tessa tion and wards at the cere- mony - Tessa Busswitz and Zuag Pai Her received a Blue Ribbon for placing first in one of the rounds of competition; Sawyer Helgeson and Tommy On Wednesday,February 20th, WWG's Theater Class traveled to the Guthrie Theater in downtown Minneapolis, to attend the play, "Long Day's Journey Into Night" by Eugene O'Neill. Submitted photo participate in the Pipestone Busswitz in Serious Prose; Knudson placed fifth. Arrow Speech Tournament. Jordyn Berg in Discussion The WWG Jr. High WWG was among the sev- and Megan De Smith in Speech Team will be cam- kly ..q enteen schools that took Informative Speaking. peting at Tracy Area on  Wee cience part in this MSHSL event. Following three rounds Thursday, February 21. There were over two hun- of speaking competition, an Quiz dred speakers that partici- awards ceremony was held. pated in the tournament. The following WWG Speakers who represent- speakers received recogni- by Douglas Clark Watson to speak at SMSU Dangers of a Temperature would not be was almost completely Many Black History Month and inclusion events planned Dwight D. Watson will give a presentation entitled "Murder on the Bayou" at noon on Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Conference Center lower level at Southwest Minnesota State University. His appearance high- lights a full day of activities that celebrate Black History Month and Inclusion at SMSU. Watson is an Associate Professor of History at Texas State University-San Marcos. His specializations include African American History and the Civil Rights Movement. He is interested in how race and law impact U.S. history and is the author of the book, Race and the Houston Police Department: A Charge Did Come. A Culture Shock event will be held in the Student Center upper level from 3-6 p.m. on Feb. 28. This event highlights the talents of SMSU students. Concluding the day will be a 5:30 p.m. "how-to" wheelchair basketball pre- sentation in the PE Gym, followed by a scrimmage between Mustang wheel- chair basketball players and presentation participants. All events are free and open to the public. For fur- ther information, call 507- 537-7285. There's no place like USA.go00: It's the official source of federal and state government information. It can make you as all-kn0wing as the Wizard of Oz, 1 [8001 FED-1NFO Vacuum Recently, a reader asked "What happens to the human body in a vacuum? For example, if an astronaut removed his space suit." This reminds me of a scene from the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. In the movie, HAL has figured out that Dave is planning to dis- connect him when he returns to the ship, so he refuses to let Dave back in. Dave is forced to go in through the unpressurized emergency airlock, but there's a prob- lem: he doesn't have his space helmet. Terrifying, but Kubrick got the science right. Short- term exposure to the vacuum of space would not make your body explode or freeze Solid as some movies have depicted. If you don't try to hold your breath, exposure to space for about 15 seconds would cause no permanent injury. Holding your breath would be bad, though, because in a vacuum your lungs collect gas from your bloodstream and expands with the drop in pressure. Holding your breath would cause your lungs to overin- flate and possibly rupture. This is similar to how scuba divers need to exhale when rising to the surface or risk damaging their lungs. an immediate problem because although space is very cold, a vacuum is a per- fect insulator. You would only gradually radiate away your body heat. Exposure to direct sunlight would give you a sunburn. Your saliva and tears would quickly evaporate and you might have eardrum troubles. After about 15 seconds, oxygen-deprived blood from the lungs reaches the brain causing you to lose con- sciousness. At such low pressures, your body fluids will boil away. Moist surfaces such as the eyes, mouth and airways experience this immediately. Fluids inside your body also start to vaporize. This hap- pens rapidly in the lungs and under the skin. Bubbles of water vapor that form in the bloodstream will interrupt the circulation. This is called ebullism. No one knows how long the human body can withstand the vacuum of space---perhaps a couple of minutes. In 1965, this actually hap- pened to Jim LeBlanc while working at the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (now called the Johnson Space Center). He was test- ing a space suit in their vacu- um chamber when the tube that was pressurizing his suite came loose and his suit depressurized within sec- onds. He stayed conscious for about 14 seconds and they began repressurizing the chamber right after he passed out. After regaining con- sciousness, he recalled that he could hear and feel the air leaking out of his suit, and the last thing he remembered was the saliva on his tongue starting to boil. 1) True or false: A space suite is meant to protect astronauts from the high pressure in space. 2) It takes about ??? sec- onds for blood from your lungs to reach your brain, a) 5 b) 15 c)25 d)60 3) True or false: direct exposure to the vacuum of space would quickly freeze your body. 4) True or false: to avoid rupturing your lungs when ascending from a deep sea dive, you should ???. a) hold your breath b) swim to the top as fast as possible c) exhale d) wear a wetsuit 5) The formation of gas bubble in the bloodstream due to low pressure is called ???. Answers on page 2 Copyright (C) 2013 Weekly Science Quiz All rights reserved. in