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SENTINEL TRIBUNE EDUCATION Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Page 8 WWG students receiving scholarships Sanford Health Network Health Brennan Beaty - Katelynn Kuehn - CSFA Scholarship $200; Norman Career Westbrook Area Volunteers Scholarship $100 and Kaye Mattis Scholarship " " ' "+'¢Cholarshl"S $300 Jared Lindaman - $100 Angel Bohl CSFA WestbrookAmerican Legion Sena Vang - Tommy E. Scholarship $100 Citizenship $100 Benson Scholarship $150; Twenty students have been Levi Brummer - BOLT ChanelMadson-Anderson Walnut Grove Alumni selected as recipients of the Notes....] By Loy Woelber School Superintendent Scholarship $150; Paul Carter Memorial Scholarship $100; Westbrook Lions Club Scholarship $150 Courtnee Byers - Walnut Grove Logger Scholarship $800 over 2 years Rachel Christians - Glenn R. Shaw Teacher's Scholarship $500 over 2 years; Jack Riddell Scholarship $250; Westbrook Kiwanis Scholarship $500; Rachel Christians; Westbrook Lions Club Scholarship $150; Westbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship $100 Heidi Cox CSFA Scholarship $100 Taylor Elzenga - Duane Brandt Memorial Scholarship $500; Melvin G. and Alice Klasse Scholarship $1000; Westbrook Kiwanis Scholarship $500; Westbrook Women's Club Scholarship $200 Marissa Hamack - Walnut Grove Logger Scholarship $800 over 2 years Chong Her - Alfred Nelson Post Legion Citizenship Award for outstanding; Anderson Bottrell Scholarship $200; Westbrook Walnut Grove Education Association $250 Abby Hoffman - Lions School Scholarship $600 over 2 years Molly Jarmer - Westbrook Area Volunteers $300 Katlynn Jenniges - Maylen & Alyce Peterson Scholarship $500 Mee La Khang - CSFA Scholarship $100 Bottrell Scholarship $200; Micawber Club Scholarship $100; National Honor Society Scholarship $200; WWG Journalism Scholarship $75 John McCollum - CSFA Scholarship $100 Alexandria Mischke - Jack Riddell Scholarship $250; Justin Ware Memorial Scholarship $100; Westbrook American Legion Citizenship $100; Westbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship $100; Westbrook Women's Club Scholarship $200 Kelsey Mischke - Duane Brandt Memorial Scholarship $500; Melvin G. and Alice Klasse Scholarship $1000; Raymond Clarke Memorial Scholarship $5000; WWG Journalism Scholarship $75 Nathan Olsem - BOLT Scholarship $150; Laura Ingalis Wilder Scholarship $500 Troy Schonenberger C SFA Scholarship $100 Aaron Theisen - Alfred Nelson Post Legion Citizenship Award for out- standing; Melvin G. and Alice Klasse Scholarship $1000; Micawber Club Scholarship $100; Walnut Grove Alumni Scholarship $2000 Julie Vang Bernice Coulter Scholarship $200 Nong Vang - Anderson Bottrell Scholarship $200; Gar and Ruth Fordham Scholarship $100 Pa Nou Vang - Anderson Bottrell Scholarship $200; Del and Frieda Byers CLASSIFIED ADS SMALL PRICE BIG RESULTS Weekly Science Jet Propulsion Laboratories Located in the foothills of' the San Gabriel mountains in Pasadena, JPL is NASA's research laboratory that is managed by Caltech. JPL's primary mission is space exploration using robotic spacecraft. This past week- end I had the good fortune of being able to attend JPL's annual open house event, and I was pleasantly surprised by how many people were there, with lines of people waiting patiently to get into one of the 20+ exhibits. We were able to view 3D stereo imag- es of Mar's surface as well as watch a short 3D movie about the Earth. We were able to see how NASA mis- sions are using JPL's infrared imaging technology to create incredible photos of distant stars and galaxies. We also saw how exoplanets are being discovered at an ever- increasing pace in an attempt to fred other Earth-like plan- et in the cosmos capable of supporting life. There were several rovers on display, the most-impres- sive being the full-scale next-generation Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover. Named Curiosity, the MSL is scheduled to launch this fall and make a precision landing on Mars in August, 2012. Curiosity, with its array of scientific instru- ments, will be able to help assess whether or not Mars either now or at some time in its past is able to support microbial life forms. 2011 is a very busy year for JPL. Besides Curiosity, in June JPL's Aquarius satellite will be launched. Aquarius will map the salinity of the Earth's ocean surfaces. This information will be used to improve our understanding of the oceans' role in the water cycle by tracking how fresh water is exchanged between the atmosphere, sea ice and oceans. By measur- ing changes in ocean surface salinity, as well as melting ice and river runoff, Aquarius will provide new information about how freshwater moves around our planet which will help improve computer cli- mate models as well as our understanding of worldwide ocean currents. In August, NASA will launch JPL's Juno explorer which will, by 2016, begin orbiting Jupiter to study the planet's composition as well as gravitational and magnetic fields, and polar magneto- sphere• Juno will look for clues about how Jupiter was formed: whether it has a rocky core, how much water is present deep within the atmosphere, and what the mass distribution is within the planet. Juno will also study Jupiter's violent storms where winds can hit speeds of 600 km/h. With all the activity going on at JPL, we can be assured of many new discoveries in the near future which I look forward to cov- ering in more detail as they Occur• 1) True or false: JPL is managed by NASA. 2) Curiosity is the name of JPL's a) Mars Science Laboratory b) Earth satel- lite. c) Mars Exploration Rover d) Jupiter satellite 3) True or false: JPUs pri- mary mission is to explore space with robotic-controlled spacecraft. 4) The Aquarius satellite will help us understand a) exoplan- ets b) Earth's climate c) the salinity deep under the ocean surface d) Jupiter's atmosphere 5) Juno will explore (Answers on Page 2) Copyright (C) 2011 Weekly Science Quiz All rights reserved. Scholarship $2000 Colin Vosberg - John and Leona Patterson Memorial Scholarship $500; Maylen and Alyce Peterson Scholarship $500; Westbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship $100 Jennifer Vue CSFA Scholarship $100 Amber West BOLT Scholarship $150; Westbrook Veterans of Foreign Wars Scholarship $100 Xai Xiong Anderson Bottrell Scholarship $200 David Yang - Bud Mischke Memorial Scholarship $1000 Lonnie Yang - CSFA Scholarship $100 Malia Yang - Lions School Scholarship $600 over 2 years; McDonald Scholarship $1000 over 2 years; Melvin G. and Alice Klasse Scholarship $1000 Pheng Yang - Russel T. Satter Scholarship $100 Yeng Yang SW Minnesota Award $100 Sanford Health Network Health Career Scholarship. This scholarship was devel- oped to provide financial support to those who have decided to make health care their career. Each scholarship is funded in part by Sanford Health Network and by the Sanford Health Network facility sponsoring each recipient• "We are proud to support this exceptional group of scholarship recipients as they work towards a degree in the health care field," stated Ed Weiland, president, Sanford Health Network. "Health care needs continue to rise overall, and these students are an important piece of meeting those future staffing needs." Each recipient will receive a $2,000 scholarship to help support their education in the health care career of their choice. Included in those receiving the scholarship were: Alexis Quade and Mai Pa Too Vang, Westbrook, from the Sanford Westbrook Medical Center. Greetings from WWG School, Wow, what a great end to a wonderful school year! We began early and it just took off from there. Here we are getting out like the old days when I was a kid and just in time for the kids to enjoy a change in the weather. I can't thank everyone enough from the students to the employees to the families for making this calendar switch work. I hope we accomplished most of what we set out to do. We got our teachers together more often with other schools and I think they benefitted from it. We put a semester break before Christmas and the families really seemed to enjoy it. We also hope that our students got their testing done before getting too stir crazy. We have two more years in this project and we hope that it is a success for the students as well as our teachers. I look forward to a great summer and I hope that all families are able to get out and enjoy each other after this long winter and even longer spring. Westbrook Fun Days are scheduled for the last weekend in June. We will be clearing out a bunch of school stuff including some old metal chairs, desks etc. BUT we will also be selling a few boards from the old bleachers at Walnut Grove and all the wood from the Westbrook gymnasium bleachers. If you would like a board for a keepsake, be sure to attend! I wish everyone a great summer and as I wrap up my 10th year at WWG, I couldn't have landed in a better spot and could not ask for a better board, employees, parents, and community! Thank you for allowing me to serve you. 2010-20 The Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA held their annual awards program starting with a preview of the year event• Kasia Her directed a slide show presentation that had members-explain what they had participated in throughout the year. Rachel Christians (WWG FFA President) opened the meet- ing with Official Ceremonies. Mrs. Carter then introduced the 2010-2011 Officer Team: President-Rachel Christians, Vice President-Alex Mischke, Secretary Kelsey Mischke, Treasurer-Nancy Yang, Reporter-Livia Yang, Sentinel-Levi Brummer, Historian-Maddie Frank, and Officer-at-Large-Molly Jarmer. Kelsey Mischke announced the recipients of the Honorary FFA Degrees. Honorary Award Members were Jeri Brown and Angle Larson. Jeri has helped re- ignite the WWG FFA Horse team and spends countless hours cleaning for our Ag Department. Angie Larson has helped the FFA and Ag Department from behind the scene in Fruit Sales, Greenhouse, Year Book, and the list goes on! Mr. Richards followed on the 11 FFA Awards Program agenda to present many FFA members with $100's of dol- lars worth of scholarship money. Mr. Barron had the privilege next to announce the Stars of Our Chapter. The Freshman Star Award was presented to two mem- bers with identical FFA Events• Both assist in man- aging the FFA test plots, judged on a JV Dairy Cattle Team last year, shot trap, and sold fruit. The 2011 WWG FFA Star Greenhands are Eli Gundermann and Matt Otto. The Senior Star Award was also presented to two mem- bers. Mr. Barron announced Alex Mischke as our chapter star in Team Work and Levi Brummer as our chapter star in Excellence• Both mem- bers have demonstrated the most involvement in all phases of the chapter's activ- ities. Alex was the chapter Vice President and team leader on the Floral Team. Levi was the chapter Sentinel and a leader on the Meats Team. Mr. Lee, Mrs. Carter, and Mr. Barron followed in the agenda with a review of the awards earned and high- lights. Mrs. Carter closed the highlights with the pre- sentation of retiring officer plaques to symbolize their year of service. Retiring Officers then introduced the 2011-2012 Officer Team with a list of officer duties. The new officers team for the Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA is President-Nancy Yang, Vice President-Kasia Her, Secretary- Chiong Yang, Treasurer-Tong Vang, Reporter-Karleyn Deprez, Sentinel- Kolee Yang, Historian-Maddie Frank, and Officer-at-Large-David McClellan. Newly sworn in President Nancy Yang closed the Awards Program with a salute to the flag. FFA Senior Star Awards Levi Brummer and A;ex Mischke. Submitted photo FFA Star Greenhands Matt Otto and Eli Gundermann. Submitted photo FFA Honorary Chapter Members Angie Larson and Jeri Brown. Submitted photo The new officers team for the Westbrook Walnut Grove FFA President-Nancy Yang, Vice President-Kasia Her, Secretary- Chiong Yang, Treasurer-Tong Vang, Reporter-Karleyn Deprez, Sentinel- Kolee Yang, Historian-Maddie Frank, and Officer-at- Large-David McClellan. Newly sworn in President Nancy Yang closed the Awards Program with a salute to the flag. Submitted photo