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Trip of a lifetime

— Ryan Mikesell recently returned from a trip to the nation's capital.

Ryan went for the Voice of Democracy Speech Contest, organized by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Organization.

While in Washington, D.C., Ryan, along with 53 other students, had the opportunity to spend days filled with activities. He toured all the famous national monuments, visited the Holocaust Museum and toured the Air and Space section of the Smithsonian Institute. Ryan also had the chance to see Mount Vernon, where George Washington lived.

Ryan also visited Arlington Cemetery and watched the Changing of the Guards ceremony.

As the trip went on, Ryan had the chance to do something very few tourists have the opportunity to see. He was able to sit on the House Floor in the Senate Chambers.

Ryan also toured the National Headquarters for Veterans of Foreign Wars. One of the highlights of his trip came at the White House.

After touring the White House, Ryan and the other contestants watched President George W. Bush fly in on a helicopter and Ryan was lucky enough to personally meet and shake hands with President Bush.

When asked what his favorite part of the trip was, Ryan struggled to find an answer and said, "The whole trip was so outstanding that it is hard to narrow my experiences to a favorite. Meeting the President was a definite highlight."

Ryan's essay received 17th place at Nationals and earned a $3,000 scholarship.

Good sport Stanley

Jodi Stanley, the Little Snake River Valley girls basketball head coach, recently was awarded the Wyoming High School Athletics Association's Good Sport Award.

The award was given for Stanley's actions in a game played this season in Hanna, Wyo.

Stanley started the game with five girls suited up, but because of previous injuries and illness, Stanley had three girls still playing with six minutes left in the game.

Despite the odds, the coach kept smiling and kept a good attitude.

Attention 4-H and FFA: Important opportunity

Krisha Custis is traveling to Baggs presentation to assist 4-H and FFA members in learning how to properly feed their animals for fair.

Krisha's presentation is at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the school's music room. The presentation will include information on all three animals and will teach everyone present about animal nutrition.

Krisha was raised in Elk Mountain and showed numerous fair animals. She has shown champion pigs and beef. This presentation will take care of the 4-H and FFA animal education opportunity that is mandatory for all members before they can attend County Fair.

School Board meeting

The Carbon County School District No. 1 School Board meeting is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the school's music room. The public is invited to attend and join in on school discussion.

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