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Swain School program commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

The Swain School's third annual community commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day was held at the school Jan. 21.

The program, "A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: A Day of Remembrance, Celebration and Service" was open to families in the community, and included age-appropriate educational sessions, discussions and musical performances around the theme, "Courageous Conversations."

State Rep. Michael Schlossberg, D-132nd, opened the event, saying any person in the room could become great. The next Martin Luther King Jr. could come from anywhere.

Swain School students design, build Lego robots for Mars mission project

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Eighth grade students at Swain School have been involved in a science project their grandparents probably could not even have imagined in their grade school experience a few generations ago.

Using advanced Lego building kits with servomotors which can be programmed for movements on a simulated Mars surface landscape, the students have emulated NASA's Mars Rover mission to the distant red planet.

Minsi Trail Council holds 19th Wood Badge reunion

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trail Council held its 19th annual Wood Badge reunion dinner, "A Century of Eagle Scouts," recently at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

The reunion, which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Eagle Award, the Boy Scouts of America's highest rank, was attended by 155 people.

Wood Badge, the most advanced two-week training course for Scout leaders, started in the United States in 1948.

Master of ceremonies for the reunion dinner was Bryan Hill. Auctioneer for the live auction was Glenn Higbie.

Cub Pack 431 holds Pinewood Derby

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 by JOIE JACKSON WENNER Special to The Press in Local News

It was standing room only as Cub Pack 431 held their annual Pinewood Derby Jan. 19 at Bethany United Methodist Church, Wescosville. Mike Himes serves as Cub Master. Fifty-five cars participated in the derby.

Scouts receiving speed trophies included: first place - Cooper "Revenge" Hallman; second place - Ryan "Midnight Machine" Sexton; third place - Connor "Silver Bullet" Gudonis; and fourth place - Andrew "The Bear" Taskalos.