+ Windermere Prep explores sustainability
Windermere Preparatory School students used the Walt Disney World Resort as a classroom Jan. 23, when they participated in the Disney Youth Education Series “Sustainable Practices in Wildlife Conservation” at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
In the three-hour academic adventure, students discovered how all people and animals are connected and how each uniquely responds to environmental challenges. The group ended their program by using their new knowledge to create an effective conservation action plan.
The Disney Youth Education Series allows students to see how the principles they are learning in the classroom are making exciting things happen every day at the Disney Parks. From physics to history, each unique program emphasizes the importance of team work and critical thinking skills while giving students a one-of-a-kind learning experience that blends the magic of Disney with key educational content.
+ MVA student places second in bee
Dhyey Shah, an eighth-grade student enrolled in Montverde Academy’s middle school, was runner-up in the 2015 Lake County Spelling Bee, which took place Feb. 27 at the Eustis Community Center.
As runner-up, Shah will represent MVA at the district spelling bee. If she wins there, she will go on to compete nationally in Washington, D.C.
+ West Orange band director receives scholarship
West Orange High School band director Robert Krahn recently was awarded a $2,000 scholarship from the Retired Educators Foundation of Orange County, Florida.
This scholarship is awarded to teachers who are pursuing their master’s degrees. Krahn was one of two music educators to receive the award this year.