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April 8, 2018 WRHS STEM News

 

Hello everyone,
Due to the complexity of this year’s NASA Human Powered Rover project, the project has been postponed and turned into a two-year project, giving us enough time to complete our manufacturing and building processes to the standards we as a program hold ourselves to. Due to time constraints this year, we were unable to complete the project. The project now has extended time, allowing for more time and a better result. However, both of our Shell Eco-marathon vehicles will still be competing, one in the Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype Division, and another in the Hydrogen Electric Urban Concept Vehicle. The program would like to thank everyone for the support we received on the project, and we will provide more updates on the NASA Human Powered Rover after the upcoming Shell Eco-marathon Competition. 

April 4, 2018 STEM News

Our class won the "Battle of the Classes Donation Dash" and our class stickers will be on the cars in Sonoma. 

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March 10, 2018 Roger Catlin has Passed

I learned today from a web search that our classmate Roger Catlin, MD, passed away May 13, 2017. The cause of death was not listed. I've updated the list of deceased classmates and created a memorial page for Roger with his obituary on the class website.  

February 27, 2018 "Battle of the Classes"

The annual "Battle of the Classes", supporting the WRHS STEM/STEAM program, has begun! The contest was started in the fall of 2015 to help raise awareness and funds for the program and to bring graduated classes together from all generations for a common goal. The STEM/STEM class has a working budget of between $40,000 and $50,000 for the 2017-2018 school year. This budget will allow the program to design and build five vehicles. This year, a "Farmers Donation Dash" provides a short-term incentive to support the program. The Dash is running from February 10 thru March 17, so there are just over two weeks remaining for our class to donate. For more detail, including how to make a tax-deductible donation, click http://wrstemteam.wixsite.com/wheatri…/battle-of-the-classes. 

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February 12, 2018 Lynn Boyd Passing

I learned today from Lynn Boyd's wife that he passed away January 13. The cause of death was Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). I've created a page for Lynn on the Memorial section and added his name to the list of deceased classmates. If anyone would like to add a tribute on his Memorial page, I'm sure his wife would value it. 

January 3, 2018 Annual Multi-Class Picnic Scheduled

The Pavilion at Prospect Park in Wheat Ridge has been reserved for Saturday, August 25, from 11am to 6pm, for our annual 60's reunion picnic. This will also be the 50-year reunion of the Class of 1968.

September 4, 2017  DON LEEBRICK NEEDS OUR SUPPORT

Don fell recently and broke both hips. During treatment, bone cancer (Sarcoma) was found in his hips and back. He's had surgery and has started chemo.

The prognosis is hopeful but he's going to need a lot of support and encouragement.
Chuck Cooke is in regular contact with Don and says he would really appreciate hearing from us.  

If you'd like to contact him, his phone number is 253-732-4385. His mailing address is 5226 North Dahl Drive, Tacoma, WA 98406. His email address is irisfud@hotmail.com.    

August 29, 2017  SUSIE BEBBER - CLASS OF 1965

Bob "Boomer" Brown, who keeps track of his Class of '65 classmates, reports that Susie Bebber passed away August 26. Services will be private and are not finalized at this time. 

August 10, 2017  BOB POTTER - CLASS OF 1961

So sorry to report that Bob Potter, Class of 1961, died of pneumonia last week. Bob created and maintained his class website and kept track of his classmates. He was a strong supporter of the annual Multi-Class Picnic. His obituary is at http://www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com/book-of-memories/3018249/Potter-Robert/. 

July 29, 2017  ANNUAL MULTI-CLASS PICNIC

Barb and I enjoyed reconnecting with some of our classmates at the picnic this afternoon. Attending from our class were Leonard McBroom and his wife. Larry Wasmuth and his wife Cathy, Chuck and Gwen Cooke, Mike Day, Tim Kellond, Jean Martinson Richmond and her husband Lou, and Dick Fohn.  

July 1, 2017  ANNUAL MULTI-CLASS PICNIC

Our annual Multi-Class Picnic will be Saturday, July 29, from noon to 4pm, at Prospect Park Pavilion in Wheat Ridge at 44th & Robb!  This is the 55th anniversary of our class' graduation from WRHS, so it will be great to reconnect with as many classmates as possible. 
 
The Picnic Committee has add the classes of 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969 to the picnic.  If you have friends or relatives in those classes, please pass this invitation to them. 
 
The organizers provide water, ice, paper napkins and plates, plastic utensils, table coverings and the shelter. The picnic is pot luck, so please bring enough food, either an appetizer,  or salad, or entree', or dessert to share with other Farmers. If you bring your own 3.2 beer, it needs to be in cans. 

Please RSVP to me via the "Contact Scott" tab so I can give an accurate count of attendees to the picnic organizers. 


 

June 3, 2017  ANNUAL MULTI-CLASS PICNIC

Please plan to attend the annual Multi-Class Picnic July 29, from noon to 4pm, at Prospect Park Pavilion in Wheat Ridge at 44th & Robb!  This is the 55th anniversary of the Class of 1962's graduation from WRHS, so it will be great to reconnect with as many classmates as possible. 
 
The Picnic Committee has add the classes of 1960, 1966, 1967, 1968 and 1969 to the picnic.  If you have friends or relatives in those classes, please pass this invitation to them. 
 
The organizers provide water, ice, paper napkins and plates, plastic utensils, table coverings and the shelter. The picnic is pot luck, so please bring enough food, either an appetizer,  or salad, or entree', or dessert to share with other Farmers. If you bring your own 3.2 beer, it needs to be in cans. 
 

May 5, 2017  WRHS STEM News

News from Chuck Sprague, son of our classmate Diane Mayer Sprague and STEM-Engineering Instructor at WRHS: 

First off I would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the STEM program at Wheat Ridge High School and participating in the 2nd annual "Battle of the Classes". Everyone's support is one of the reasons we are able to continue with high end complex projects.
 
This year through the "Battle of the Classes" we raised enough money to build our entire NASA Human Powered Rover that went to Huntsville Alabama! 
 
The team that went to Huntsville placed 24th overall but took 2nd in the "Rookie" team category. The Prototype hydrogen fuel cell team went to Detroit and was crowned Champions of the Americas for the second time in three years! They were just featured on 9 News and they will also be on Good Day Colorado this coming Tuesday morning. Filming will take place Tuesday morning at 7:45 and will be aired during their show at some point. I am not sure how much buffer time they allow.
 
Having said that: Congratulations to this years' "Battle of the Classes" champion; Class of '61!
 
We look forward to once again beginning the 3rd annual "Battle of the Classes" competition later this summer. I will send information out once again with all the different ways a class can earn money towards their class standings. We will have some exciting new changes and possibilities. Should you have any good ideas please let me know.

 
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April 1, 2017 Bobbie Fletcher Johnson

Cil Morrill Danyew and Regina Lavrinc Miller reported to me last week that our classmate Bobbie Fletcher Johnson died in October, 2014 due to long-standing heart issues. I added Bobbie to the list of deceased classmates and created an entry for her in the Memorial section of the website. Those who would like to add a remembrance of Bobbie can do so by looking up her entry there and clicking the "Add Tribute..." link.