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6th Grade Wars Over Removal of Lower School Pond

The week before Spring Break, every 6th grader was winding down. We were ready for spring. Everybody had just finished a big presentation for Social Studies, and we were ready for the two-week break. Then it happened. The War of the Pond.

When Leah Metelits, Josh Kulak, and Calder Duffy (all 6th graders) first pinned the petition on the bulletin board outside Saku Longshore’s office, murmurs could be heard from fellow 6th graders, such as “Sign the petition!” or “Save the pond!” Some students were confused, wondering, “What’s the pond?” Turns out, the Pond is a small pool of water behind the Cary building. It has resulted in a ridiculous amount of drama.

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The Posies: Sixth Grade Robotics Team Readies for Competition

The Posies are a team of 6th graders (and one 4th grader) who like to work with robotics. The team formed three years ago in Jenny Hutchison’s 3rd-grade classroom. The young children kept up with the competition as they grew older. They fight hard at tournaments, which is paying off—the team has just made it, their third year in a row, to the First LEGO League Regionals. The now-middle-schoolers work amazingly well as a team and produce awesome roboticsy things.

The Corner’s Grace Busser interviews Ben Botvinick and Naiya Mainigi, members of The Posies. Continue reading The Posies: Sixth Grade Robotics Team Readies for Competition