Wellington holds annual Pinewood Derby at Methodist Church Saturday

first_imgCubmaster Floyd Kaburek officially begins the races.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — As the first Pinewood Derby race began at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington Saturday, participants placed their homemade wooden cars on the track, with the anticipation of winning. As each winner reached the finish line, applause arose from the audience.Participants included Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts and an Outlaw Division for both non-Scouts and adults.The Pinewood Derby is an annual Scouting racing event. With the assistance of parents or guardians, Cub and Girl Scouts build cars from a kit containing a block of pine wood, plastic wheels and metal axles.Outlaw and Overall Winner Evelyn EwingEvelyn Ewing was the winner of the Outlaw Division, and second time Overall Winner.This year siblings Lilly Morningstar-Moralez, and Joseph Morningstar-Moralez, both won second place for Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts, which is something that doesn’t happen often.The girl scout winners are pictured above with their parents.Girl Scout winners were:First – Americus Pourner;Second – Lilly Morningstar-Moralez;Third – Brittain Pourner.Girls Choice winner was Karlee Dolezal.The girls choice award went to Karlee Dolezal.Cub scout winners are pictured with their parents.Cub Scout winners were:First – Colten Ferguson;Second – Joseph Morningstar-Moralez;Third – Rian Rashks.Boys Choice winner announced at the Pinewood Car Derby.Boys Choice winners were:First – Kaden Dolezal;Second – Lakin Dry;Third – Joshua Adams.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Concerned Citizen · 237 weeks ago Wonderful job kids! Report Reply 0 replies · active 237 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Rices Shell Center to host conference to examine Denmarks sustainability success

first_imgAddThis ShareCONTACT: Jessica StarkPHONE: 713-348-6777E-MAIL: stark@rice.eduRice’s Shell Center to host conference to examine Denmark’s sustainability success‘Sustainability Pay$’ Nov. 9 on Rice campusA daylong workshop at Rice University will examine the path Denmark has followed to become the most energy-efficient country in the European Union. “Sustainability Pay$ — The Copenhagen Experience” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 9 in Shell Auditorium at Rice’s McNair Hall. The free workshop is open to the public. After welcoming remarks at 9 a.m. from Rice President David Leebron and Peter Taksoe-Jensen, Danish ambassador to the United States, the morning session will focus on the Danish municipalities that are leading the way to carbon neutrality. Panelists from those municipalities will discuss how working together helped them achieve sustainability. Adm. John Nathman will give the 11:30 a.m. keynote luncheon talk, “Empowering America’s Defense: Energy and the Risks to National Security.” Nathman, a member of the CNA’s military advisory board, was the vice chief of naval operations and commanded all U.S. fleet forces. After lunch, the workshop will focus on how Danish companies have gained a competitive advantage and added credibility by embracing sustainability and energy efficiency. At 1:30 p.m., panelists will discuss how Denmark kept energy consumption flat while maintaining an economic growth rate of 75 to 80 percent. Panelists for the day will include Jorgen Olesen, a member of the Danish Commission on Climate Change Policy; Peter Rathje, CEO of ProjectZero, which received the European Union 2010 award for sustainable energy communities; Soren Hermansen, named one of the 2008 “Heroes of the Environment” by Time magazine and recipient of the 2009 Goteborg Award; Carsten Westergaard, global technology director at Vestas Technology; Rick Fowler, sales manager for Grundfos; and a representative from Evolva.Other speakers and moderators will include John Anderson, academic director for Rice University’s Shell Center for Sustainability; Laura Spanjian, the mayor’s sustainability director for the city of Houston; Andrew Mangan, the co-founder and executive director of the U.S. Business Council for Sustainable Development; and Marc Epstein, distinguished research professor of management at Rice University. Nathman, Olesen and Hermansen will be available to speak with members of the media. To arrange interviews with them or other participants, please contact Jessica Stark at 713-348-6777 or stark@rice.edu. The conference is sponsored by the Royal Danish Embassy, the Royal Danish Consulate in Houston, the American Danish Business Council and Rice’s Shell Center for Sustainability. For a complete schedule and to register, visit http://shellcenter.rice.edu/Content.aspx?id=2147483654.For a map of the Rice campus, 6100 Main St., visit http://www.rice.edu/maps.last_img read more