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Before there was Google, there were googly eyes. The third-and-fourth-grade group of the SHARP Kids summer program at Lake Roosevelt Schools recently made "grass heads." The kids filled a nylon stocking with grass seed, then dirt, shaped the face, glued on googly eyes, kept them watered, and wrote journal entries on the growth as the "hair" grew, which they measured. Planted around June 25, the grass grew 6 inches by July 11. Pictured from left to right, in the back row, are: Christel Pitner, Arjay Signor, Roman Cawston, Abby Robinson, Scarlett Downs, Abigail Goodwin, Arthur Signor, Konnor Mathias, Randy Cawston and Wiyaka Steinke; in the front row: Marquise Barton, Gage Kazinsky, Chevy Clark, Kimana Green, Collin Christman, Fatima Abdulahi, Mia Tillman, Ella Ferguson. - submitted photo

Lake Roosevelt Schools' SHARP Kids program, which includes academic as well as hands-on activities, will continue for another five years after receiving a grant that will fund the program with approximately $270,000 a year via the 21st Century grant. 

"Through the efforts of a substantial number of people in our school and community, and outside of our community (including grant writer Joyce Garrett out of Wenatchee), we were awarded the 21st Century Community Learning Center grant," said Nancy Kuiper, who heads the program for LR. 

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