12:21 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

Voracious Readers Earn New Bicycles

Yesterday was the last day of school for students of Irving Elementary, and that meant an assembly honoring their scholastic achievements.

An accelerated reading program at Irving Elementary School began six years ago, including an initiative from community sponsors to provide prizes for strong readers.

Students earned points for the number of pages they read and scores on comprehension quizzes, and then those points translated to prizes.

Principal Larry Perlman says this year, 12 students read 1 million words and were awarded with bicycles for their hard work.

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12:32 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

Library For Seeds Instead Of Books

Farmers’ markets are now open in several parts of Wichita, including one in the Delano neighborhood that has a library that isn’t meant for books.

For the second year in a row, a seed library will be available at the Delano Farmers’ Market on Wednesday evenings.

The library was established to let gardeners share and try out new seeds.

Many of them were donated from El Dorado Heirloom Seeds and include a large variety of non-genetically modified seeds including beans like the Eye of the Goat and tomato varieties such as Rutgers and Arkansas Travelers.

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1:22 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Volunteering Teens Receive College Scholarships

Three Wichita-area high school students were awarded college scholarships Tuesday because of the amount of time they spent volunteering at non-profit organizations.

First place winner Saajan Bhakta of Wichita Northwest High School received a $1,000 scholarship and has logged more than 900 volunteer hours since 2008.

The United Way’s Dwane L. Wallace Youth Venture Grant Committee, made up of high school students, selected the scholarship winners.