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Locals compete in Science Olympiad

Science: Students make the cut for all-day competition later this month in Anaheim

Posted: March 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.
Updated: March 16, 2011 1:55 a.m.

Students from Rancho Pico Junior High School test one of their science projects during the recent Los Angeles Regional Science Olympiad competition at Occidental College. The students are trying to launch objects into the cardboard box at left.

More than 700 students at Mitchell Elementary School in Canyon Country participated in the Jump for Heart event in the first week of March  to benefit the American Heart Association.

Mitchell last participated in the event in 2003, and this year, Principal Beverly Farrell-Smith brought the community-service event back to the school.

Education at Mitchell not only focuses on academic growth, but also character-building.

Students are encouraged to learn the importance of good citizenship through participation in the Character Counts Program.

The Jump for Heart event provided a character-building opportunity for all students grades kindergarten through sixth could participate in while benefiting a vitally important charity.

As part of Jump Rope for Heart, the student body collected donations that will go directly to the American Heart Association.

The school was able to collect more than $1,000. During the week of the event, students enjoyed participating in a variety of fitness activities, including jumping rope, hula-hoop, jump bands, hopscotch and limbo. In addition to gains in physical fitness, students also learned important facts about the heart and circulatory system.


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