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24 March 3 - 16, 2012


Youth


New Vistas students compete in history challenge


Sixth-graders at New Vistas Center for Education are putting the finishing


touches on their nearly year-long research projects to be presented at National History Day’s regional competition Sat., March 3 in Phoenix. This year’s theme, “Revolution, Reaction and Reform in History,” focuses on


how historical events have impacted the world today. Students advancing to nationals will head to College Park, MD, in June. Last August, 36 students entered the competition when they chose a local,


state, national or world history topic. They were guided in the process of in-depth research through interviews, use of primary and secondary sources, consulting historical archivists and attending seminars at the Arizona State Historical Society. Students are judged based on their work and depth of investigation into their


HIS STORY: Aditya Ashar prepares for his first round of competition for National History Day. His research project examines how Euclid revo- lutionized the study of geometry. Submitted photo


sources; analysis of the evidence; a clear explanation of the relationship of the topic to the theme; and how well they draw clear conclusions of the event’s impact on the world. Nationally, a half-million students in sixth through 12th grades partici-


pate. Over $150,000 in scholarships will be awarded to top national winners, including a full tuition scholarship to Case Western Reserve University.


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Free child ID clinic at Chandler hospital


A free child identification card clinic for


children ages 3 years and older is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sat., March 3 in Chandler Regional Medical Center’s Lower Level Conference Rooms. The event, co-sponsored by KNXV-TV


Flag football tourney kicks off March 3 A maximum of 60 teams can participate in the Coast to


Coast Sports Management Flag Football National Tournament Sat., March 3 at Discovery Park. The tournament is for youth ages 7 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 14


and 15 to 17. The registration fee is $200 for no more than 10 players and includes a guaranteed four games, goodie bags


Channel 15 and the Arizona Crime Prevention Association, Inc., uses the latest technology to give parents a laminated photo identification card with their child’s informa- tion as well as a CD which stores digital fin- gerprints, photographs, video, voice recording and child safety tips. The docu- ment provides the necessary information for police departments and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children should it ever be needed. Registration is required; appointment


and championship trophies. Games are played during the day and conclude during the night under the lights. Discovery Park is at 2214 E. Pecos Rd. on the northwest


corner at Santan Parkway in Gilbert. For complete registration information, visit www.coast2coastfootball.com.


times can be made by visiting www.acpa.net. Children younger than age 3 cannot partici- pate. Chandler Regional Medical Center is at


475 S. Dobson Rd. in Chandler. For more information, visit www.acpa.net.


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