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  • Pics from our ORD Sharks Swim Team Swimathon!

    This year, our 85 swimmers did a fantastic job swimming to raise money for practice lane lines for the pool, and other equipment as needed.

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  • Congratulations to our FIRST Lego League team, Baksteen Valken!  Second Place Worldwide!

    This team, which represents Traeger (Barakat, Connor, Jacob), ALPs (Freya, Lena, Brody, Auden, Cora), Tipler (Emily), and Oakwood (Caleb) just completed their FIRST Lego League Cargo Connect season, and have a LOT to celebrate, including bringing home the Runner Up award, taking 2nd place out of 35,000 teams in the WORLD!

    From June 21-23, the team traveled with their invention, Falcon Fire, to St. Louis for the Global Innovations Awards event.  While there, Baksteen Valken

    • competed against the top 20 GIA finalists
    • learned about their inventions
    • attended workshops to learn how to bring Falcon Fire to the market, improving safety in the cargo industry.
    • Met with the US patent office and were encouraged by their representatives to pursue a full patent for our invention.

    The event was held at the beautiful and historic St Louis Union Station Hotel, and team members enjoyed riding the Ferris Wheel, playing mini golf, getting lost in the mirror maze, and going through the three-story high ropes course! They also enjoyed getting to know all the other teams as well as working one-on-one with team AC/DC/EG from São Caetano do Sul, São Paulo, Brazil, to practice our presentations.

    The three-day event culminated with a live-streamed awards show, showcasing Lena and Jacob, two team members, in a live innovation challenge with kids from 3 other teams. They did an outstanding job showing viewers what the brainstorming process is, how they narrowed down their ideas, and how they used what they learned to innovate a solution to a transportation issue.

    You can watch the awards ceremony here https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1512212447?t=01h00m06s

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  • Summer is finally here, and our crafters, with help from Dragonfly Designs, created the signage to prove it!

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  • Cupcake Wars - What a BLAST!

    Thanks to Judge Anita, Mayor Lori, Firefighter John and Officer Rew for judging this delicious competition!

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  • Thanks to our friends Revs Bowl Bar & Grill for teaching these kids a new lifelong skill! Roll on!!

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