Pony E-News: Eighth grader wins inventor award

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June 30, 2019

Eighth grader wins inventor award

Jocelyn McBride

Oak-Land Middle School student Jocelyn McBride was named the winner of the Lemelson Early Inventor Prize at the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair. McBride was selected for her project entitled Improved Stereotatic Positioning Method for Radiation Therapy.

The eighth grader designed and built an immobilization device to hold people in place during chemotherapy. The device is meant to keep the head and neck as still as possible to increase the accuracy of positioning in radiation treatment.

The Lemelson Early Inventor Prize is given to middle school scientists whose projects exemplify the ideals of inventive thinking by identifying a challenge in the community and creating a solution that will improve the lives of others. McBride is one of only 270 students across the country selected for the award. 


Hamlet meets Luke Skywalker at SAHS

Stillwater Area High School Theatre Department will be presenting "Hamluke" on July 16, 17 and 18 at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium

"A long time ago in a castle far, far away the vision of Ghosty Wan Kenobi embarks young Hamluke onto a tragic tale of betrayal and revenge in this hilarious, acclaimed, "Star Wars" version of "Hamlet" as told by wookiees, droids, and Jedi Knights!"

Tickets will be available at the door: $15 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students. All tickets are general admission.

Audience members are encouraged to wear their Star Wars or Shakespearean character attire!

July 11 board meeting time change

The July 11 school board meeting will be held at 8 a.m. at Central Services. This will be a short meeting, with the main agenda item being approval of the disbursement register and the Human Resources Personnel Report in order to keep business moving over the summer months.

Stay up-to-date on the latest school board news. Read the June 27 meeting notes.

pony pickleball tournament

Sign up for the Pony Pickleball tourney

Stillwater Community Education is hosting the Pony Pickleball Tournament during Stillwater Lumberjack Days July 20 & July 21. 

The tournament will be held at the Pony Activity Center (PAC) which features 10 indoor air conditioned pickleball courts. Sign up online by July 9.

Upcoming Events

July 15: Summer Success starts

July 15: Summer meals begin at Andersen Elementary

July 16-18: Hamluke at Stillwater Area High School