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West Bend Journal (Newspaper) - January 22, 1998, West Bend, Iowa VOLUME GIX January 1998 NUMBER QUARTET ACCEPTED FOR MEISTERSINGER CHORAI FESTIVAL BETHY WIRTZ WINS WEST GEOGRAPHY BEE Bethy daughter of James arid Joan won the of the National phy Bee on January The school level at which students an swered oral questions on was the first round in the tenth an National Geography The Bee is sponsored by the National Geographic Society and Sylvan Learning the nations lead ing provider of supplemental educa tion services to students at all skill The school including will now take a written test up to 100 of the top scorers in each I state and territory will be eligible to compete in their state Bee April The National Geographic Society will provide an trip to for state cham pions and their to par in the National Geography Bee national championship on May 19 and The national winner will receive a college Alex host of will moderate the national finals on May The program will be pro by Maryland Public Television and will air on PBS Check local listings for dates and The National Geographic Society developed the National Geography Bee in response to a growing con cern about the lack of geographic knowledge among young people in the United A 10country Gallup survey conducted for the So ciety in 1988 and 1989 found that people in the ages 18 to 24 the youngest group surveyed knew less about geography than young people in any of the other countries in the The National Geographic Society with 9 million has as its mission the increase and diffusion of geographic In addi tion to the National Geography the Society sponsors a number of other geography education initia including the summer phy institutes for and the Geographic Alliance which is currently working in every the District of and Puerto Rico and The weekend of January 24 and 25th will find four West Bend Mal lard students traveling to Wartburg College in Iowa to be part of a 250voice honors Stu dents are nominated by their tors and will present Rutters Te Deum and your Light shall come at 4 25 in the Neuman Auditorium on the campus of Chorus will be accompanied by the Omaha a quintet of multiple brass instruments who not only per form with the Omaha but travel the United States as guest performers in various concert set The quartet is under the direction of Linda Mertz and consists of the following students Nick son of Larry and Teresa and Eileen Lori daughter of Joe and Connie and Sandy daughter of Bruce and Angie Honor Choirs have been estab across the state during the past decades to promote the art of choral singing and offer the opportunity for selected students to experience more of might experience in their home dis FREE THROW CONTEST WINNERS VARIETY IN PREVENTION COMING TO MALLARD Pat McManus will bring his award winning Rock in Prevention RIP program to Mallard Elemen School on January Programs for stu dents will run concurrently throughout the day ending at RIP has been recognized as one of the best prevention programs in the country Pat was in Washing DC March 1997 to receive this national honor from General Barry the nations drug Governor Terry Branstad has also nominated RIP for a National Governors McManus is a National Advanced Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and recording art RIP is an innovative substance abuse prevention program that uses songs as teaching RIP will train 1520 local high school The helpers then will teach the younger local stu dents how to live healthy drug free Age appropriate workshops will be presented throughout the day in the RIP teaches realistic refusal skills to tobacco and other Life coping violence prevention skills and methods to develop a healthy selfesteem are also Bonding exer cises and fun alternatives will be modeled to increase a positive school Over Iowa children and families have partici pated since 1990 The program is being with local state prevention The and the Iowa Broadcasters Association sponsor Parents and the public are in to Front Row Ashley Molly Katie Beecher Middle Row Kal Wes Austyn Wolfe Back Row Kyle Dillon Ben Zaugg HAG DONATED Front Row Betsy Jessica Amy Schmidt Middle Row Jared Brandon Cole Justin Zinnel Back Row Mike Haug and Isaac Absent Colin Logan Harris and Andrea The West Bend WW 5983 donated a flag to the West Bend Care Center to replace the wornout Pictured above is Lori Perrigo receiving the flag from Madeen Ludwig and Lawrence The annual Knights of Columbus Free Throw contest was held at the West Bend Mallard school gym Sat January Winners were as follows Boys Age 10 1st place Kal Schuller 2nd place Wes Dahlhauser 3rd place Austyn Age 11 1st place Kyle Van derhorst 2nd place Dillon McKelvey 3rd place Ben Age 12 1st place Jared Bargman 2nd place Colin Schnieders 3rd place Brandon Age 13 1st place Cole Good child 2nd place Justin Zinnel 3rd place Age place Mike Haug 2nd place Isaac Age 10 1st place Ashley Barg man 2nd place Molly Hefty 3rd place Katie Age 11 No entries Age place Betsy Age 13 1 st place Jessie Haug 2nd place Ashley Harris 3rd place An drea Age 1 st place Brand Schmidt 2nd place Amy Schmidt
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