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1/20/2010 – News

Volume 126, Number 51           Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Gets short haircut

The main feature at the Warwick School pep rally prior to the Ramsey County Tournament was the haircut of head coach Kevin Bennefeld by his players. The deal struck by him with them was if they beat Mandaree the Saturday before, they could shave his head or at least give him a very, very short haircut. Shown with the clippers is Mitchell Owlboy and from left to right are Kyle Ironhawk, Ryan Jetty, Anthony Ironhawk, Rock Baer, Alvin Owlboy and Shandy Brown. Front and center is Coach Bennefeld.

Leeds School art now on the Internet

The artwork of elementary students at Leeds can be viewed on the Internet. Susan Braun, the school’s art teacher, has teamed up with Artsonia, — the world’s largest online kids’ art museum — to display the students’ artwork.

People can view the school gallery online at:

Kindergarten student McKenna Tofsrud’s torn paper art piece, "Owls on a Branch."

First grader John Fischer painted "Giraffes Can’t Dance." His art and the art of other Leeds Elementary students can be found on

Second grade student Tristin Burtchell’s college level work, "Picasso’s Head."

Warwick has pep rally

The Warwick Warriors got ready for the Ramsey County tournament by holding a pep rally and making a crowd banner. Samone Motley is shown putting the finishing touches on the crowd banner.

Maddock kids study wind energy

Sixth grade students at Maddock completed a KidWind project January 6-13. The students discussed the effects and benefits of wind energy during their science classes. Each student was given a KidWind kit (provided through NESC) that held all of the parts needed to build their own wind turbine. The turbines were constructed out of different lengths of PVC pipe and the kits came with a small generator. Students designed blades for their wind turbine and then tested them to see whose wind turbine would make the greatest amount of electricity. They used a multimeter to do this. Ethan Karlsbraaten designed the best blades, followed by Natalia Wright in second place and Allyson Lauinger in third place. The students took the wind turbines home when they completed the project.

Winners of the contest are in the front row, left to right, Natalia Wright, second place; Ethan Karlsbraaten, first place; and Allyson Lauinger, third place. Left to right in the back row are Micki Brandvold, Kyler Westad, Destiney Bingham, Brooks Duren, Jaydin Risovi, Nora Duren, Jessica Hill, Mathias Follman, Noah Arnold, Caleb Johnson and India Doornbos.

Caleb Johnson glues wooden dowels to his blades.

India Doornbos repositions the generator in her wind turbine.

Natalia Wright works on her wind turbine.

Mathias Follman makes adjustments to his blades.

Left to right discussing their wind turbines are Brooks Duren, Jaydin Risovi, Micki Brandvold, Noah Arnold, Jessica Hill and Nora Duren.

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