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SENTINEL TRIBUNE EDU',. a.TION Wednesday, April 24, 2013 Page 10 55 Alive/Defensive Driving 4-h0ur refresher course Anyone who has previ- ously taken AARP's 55 Alive 8-hour class is eligi- ble to take the four hour refresher course to re-certi- fy for the 10% premium reduction. Please bring your current drivers license with you to class. Call Rachel Christians at the Westbrook School to regis- ter (507-274-6111). The class will be held May 7, at the Westbrook High School from 5:00- 9:00 p.m. There is a charge for the class and the pre- senter will be Kathy Pederson. SCHOOL MENU April 29- May 3, 2013 Monday: Chicken strips, cubed potatoes, cole slaw, squash, orange wedges, pears, wheat bread, milk Tuesday: Hamburger/bun, sweet potato fries, tomatoes, onion & lettuce, carrots/ Ranch dressing, pineapple, apples, milk sandwich pockets, green beans, carrots, banana, apple, chocolate chip cookie, wheat bread, milk Thursday: Lasafna, garlic toast, mixed green alad, car- rots, peas, applesauce, milk Friday: Chicken noodle or tomato soup, max sticks, broccoli & carrots/Ranch dip, peaches, wheat bread, milk School Bus Driver Award Orie Kvilhaug was named Honorable Mention to the Minnesota Special Education School Bus Driver Awards Wednesday: Pepperoni Diversify Tree and Shrub Plantings By Gary Wyatt, U of MN Et When selecting trees and shrubs for your landscape, always plant several differ- ent species to help protect against invasive species or an insect or disease infest- ing and damaging your plantings. Properly select- ed and placed trees and shrubs in the landscape can offer multiple benefits to both urban and rural areas. These benefits include pro- ducing edible fruit or nuts, saving energy (heating and cooling), protection from the wind or snow, increase property value, protect soil and water resources, increase wildlife habitat, provide living screens and beautify the land. Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April, and May is Arbor Month. www.arborday. org/. The University of Minnesota Extension offers resources to help you decide what kind of trees to plant in your region. The Extension forestry website at www.extension.umn.edu/ go/1027 has materials which can help you identify trees suitable for your loca- tion. Program 2013. Orie has driven bus for the Westbrook Walnut Grove School District for over sixteen years. He drives pre- schoolers thru third graders back and forth from Westbrook to Walnut Grove each day on one of the shuttle runs and also runs a regular route. Orie has lots of patience and experience when it comes to dealing with the younger students. He makes sure every child enjoys their school bus ride and that they get back and forth from home and school safely. Submitted photo Senior Honor Students Taylor Lindaman and Megan Dallenbach will be recognized as Senior Honor Students on KNUJ AM 860 on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. respectively. Weekly Science Quiz by Douglas Clark Sentinel Tribune available at: Hoyt Oil & Convenience Bubai Grocery Thrifty White Drug, Maynards Grocery, ExpressWay Shady Drive Inn The Discovery of Electromagnetism Hans Christian Orsted was a Danish scientist and phi- losopher that discovered the unique relationship between electric currents and magnet- ic fields. Orsted had been investigating electric and magnetic properties for sev- eral years, and in 1820, while preparing for an experiment during a lecture at the University of Copenhagen, he noticed a compass needle, which happened to be lying next to a wire circuit, moved when he switched the electric current on and off. He had found evidence of a direct connection between electric- ity and magnetism. A few months later after more intensive investigations, he published his discovery that an electric current produces a magnetic field as it flows through a wire. Soon after, there was a tremendous out- break of research in this new field of electromagnetism, and in 1824 the British scien- tist William Sturgeon invent- ed the electromagnet. Today, electromagnets are used in a variety of ways, from electric motors, transformers and generator to electromagnetic suspension for MAGLEV trains. One of the early uses for this new technology was in stage magic. The French master magician Jean Euge Robert-Houdin used a pow- erful electromagnet in one of his most famous tricks, The Light and Heavy Chest. Robert-Houdin brought a small wooden box on stage and declared that he had found a way to protect it from thieves. He would then ask a small child to lift it, which the child would do with ease. Then he would pick a full-grown man from the audience and ask him to lift the chest. And try as he might, the man could not lift the box. What was unknown to the audience is that the chest had an, iron plate embedded in its based and under the stage was a power- ful electromagnet which the magician could turn off and on by a hidden switch. What made this trick even more incredible is that Robert-Houdin used it to help squelch a rebellion in French Algeria. In 1856, after his retiremen; Robert- Houdin was aked by Napoleon III to help pacify the Marabouts there. The Marabouts were able to con- trol their tribe with their "magical" abilities and had advised their leaders to rebel against the French. Napoleon wanted Robert-Houdin to show that French magic was more powerful. Robert- CLASSIFIED ADS WORK FOR YOU Subscribe to the Sentinel Tribune Houdin used The Light and Heavy Chest trick by inviting the strongest tribesman on stage and asking him to pick up the wooden chest, which he did with ease. Then Robert-Houdin announced that he was going to take his strength. Waving his wand he declared, "Now you are weak....Try to lift the box." The tribesman laughed at this and struggled with all his might trying to lift the chest, but it would not move! Then he tried to rip it apart, but the box had been rigged to give an electric shock when he tried to rip the handles off. Screaming in pain, the tribes- man let go of the chest and ran out of the theater. After his performances were done, he visited with the tribe leader and was given a scroll professing the tribes loyalty to France and praising his magical powers. Robert-Houdin went back to France with his mission accomplished, having sup- pressed any possible rebel- lion. 1) True or false: Orsted invented the electromagnet. 2) An electric current pro- duces a(n) ??? field. 3) The magician Robert- Houdin used a(n) ??? as the secret behind his most- famous trick, The Light and Heavy Chest. 4) Which of the following does not use an electromag- net? a) an electric generator b) a flashlight c) a speaker d) a hard disc drive 5) True or false: An induced magnetic field can be detected by a compass. Answers on page 2 Copyright (C) 2013 Weekly Science Quiz All rights reserved. CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS State speech results The Minnesota State Speech-Class A Tournament was held on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Blaine High School in Blaine, MN. Zuag Pai Her and Sawyer Helgeson both sophmores at Westrbrook-Walnut Grove High School participated in the tournament. Both par- ticipants competed in the Serious Interpretation at the state level. Final placings at state- Zuag Paj Her placed l lth and Sawyer received a 13th placing. ww G Spelling Bee From left: Jerome Davis, Jacob Kleven, Anna Larson, Skyler Swenhaugen, Kora Wahl. Submitted photo Five 5th-6th grade stu- dents from WWG compet- ed in the SW Minnesota Spelling Bee held in Fulda on Saturday, April 20. Forty-five students from 9 area schools took part in the competition. The students took a 40-word written test, with the top 13 scorers advancing to the oral rounds where a champion would be determined. While none of our spellers advanced to the oral rounds, they all did a great job and were excel- lent representatives of our school. COLLEGE NEW Graduation scheduled at Southwest Minnesota State University Six hundred and thirty- nine bachelor's, master's and associate degree candi- dates are scheduled to grad- uate May 11 from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, Minn. A total of 365 will participate in the 45th commencement exer- cises, which start at 10 a.m. in the Recreation/Athletic Facility on campus. The commencement speaker this year will be Dr. Rassoul Daztmozd, a 1983 SMSU alumnus and President of Saint Paul College, will be the com- mencement speaker. Area students graduating are Amanda Jo Dibble, Westbrook, MS in Education and Sally Jo Grams, Westbrook, BA in Speech Communication Ridgewater Students induct- ed into Phi Theta Kappa Sixty two Ridgewater College students have become members of an elite group via induction into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society this spring during their biannual commencement ceremony. The students were being recognized for their academic achieve- ments and are now a part of the oldest and most presti- gious community college honor society. Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society for students enrolled in two- year community colleges. Students must have a 3.5 grade point average to become members, and maintain at least a 3.25 GPA. Phi Theta Kappa members are eligible for $37 million in transfer scholarships offered exclu- sively to Phi Theta Kappa members by more than 700 four-year colleges and uni- versities. Area student included is David McClellan, son of Gene and Julie McClellan, Dovray. Notice to parents of WWG Seniors Information regarding Open House graduation ads in the Sentinel Tribune has been given to all seniors. Please ask your son or daughter for it so you don't miss the deadline. 1 Col. x 2" ad - $11.10 a week 1 Col. x 2.5" ad - $13.88 a week 1 Col. x 3" ad - $16.65 a week Deadline May 3 for May 8 issue Deadine: May 10 for May 15 issue All grad ads must be pre-paid.