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PNW FIRST Robotics competition draws 29 teams to West Valley High School

PNW FIRST Robotics competition draws 29 teams to West Valley High School

West Valley High School will host 29 teams for the Pacific Northwest FIRST Robotics STEM competition on March 6th and 7th 2015.

Teams participating in this competition are from Oregon, and all corners of Washington.

The goal of FIRST Robotics is to inspire students in science and technology careers. The accomplish this by creating opportunities for students to engage in after school activities that create a very effective mix of technology and sports. Team based robotics contests are stages for students to learn to participate in fun, enriching, and worthwhile experience.

The competition will begin at West Valley High School with an opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. on March 6th.  Qualifying matches will begin at 10:45 a.m. On March 7th, the competition will begin at 8:30 a.m. following with matches at 9:00 a.m., and an awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m.

To view a list of participating schools, click here.

Riverpoint Academy students selected as finalists in World Series of Innovation, need online votes

Riverpoint Academy students selected as finalists in World Series of Innovation, need online votes

When their teacher asked them to enter Microsoft's Wold Series of Innovation back in November, a group of students at Riverpoint Academy never expected their project would be selected as a finalist out of the 1200 total submissions.

 

Now in the top three of their category, these students need online votes to win $2500 for their school.

 

For their project, the students designed an app to assist in volunteerism. The app, named VolunteerMe, would give its users the ability to search for various volunteer opportunities near them, as well as the ability to sign up to volunteer for those opportunities within the app itself.

 

Spokane HOPE School to host 2nd Annual Hear Me Run Spokane 5K

Spokane HOPE School to host 2nd Annual Hear Me Run Spokane 5K

On April 18th, 2015, the Spokane HOPE School will host the second annual Hear Me Run Spokane 5K at Riverfront Park in downtown Spokane beginning at 9:30 a.m.

All net proceeds will go directly to Spokane HOPE (Hearing-Oral Program of Excellence) School, a non-profit organization that works toward building brighter futures for children who are deaf or hard of hearing on their journey to listen and talk.

The event welcomes all ages and includes a chip-timed 5K run, kid's activities, awards, raffles, food, and more. The top overall male and female will both receive a 1st place trophy.

The cost to participate in the run is $30.00 for participants 13 or older, $17.50 for children aged 6-12, and free to all children ages 5 and under. All paid participants will receive a T-shirt with their registration.