2012-03-08 / News Briefs

In brief

Getting It Right

FLINT — A March 1 article about Hurley Medical Center’s new trauma unit should have said that the emergency room handles more than 90,000 patients a year. — R.S.

C-A students win honorable mention in ExploraVision science competition

FLINT TWP. — Two teams from Carman Ainsworth High School were selected as 2012 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Honorable Mention Winners. The Carman-Ainsworth Teams were the only Genesee County teams to earn this recognition which placed their projects among the top 10% of all ExploraVision projects submitted nationwide this year!.

The teams consisted of 9th graders from Julie Lawrence’s Accelerated Biology class. Team “Klips S1” members were: Sara Tilley, Chloe Koegel, Tyler Pangerl and Vlad Li. Their project was a futuristic car with numerous auto pilot sensors and roadway features designed to keep the driver and passengers safe.

Team “CMCM” members were: Chelsea Miller, Melody Bamford, Jacquelyn Gillie and Christian Jones. Their project was designed to prevent people from having to wait in an emergency room. The machine would complete a diagnostic test of the patient in just moments and speed up necessary treatment.

ExploraVision is a science competition that encourages students to simulate real research and development, study a technology and plan what it might be 20 years from now. Teams explore what is necessary to make their visions a reality. It is a fun and engaging project that will hopefully, inspire a lifelong love of science for students. — R.S.

WFBA meeting at new location

FLINT TWP. — The West Flint Business Association will hold its monthly meeting on March 21 at Valley Coney Island, 5009 Miller Road, at the southwest corner of Linden Road.

The group is trying out new locations after the closing of the Old Country Buffet restaurant on Miller Road where WFBA meetings were held for many years.

The meeting begins at noon and end about 1:15 p.m.

This month’s guest speaker will be Keith Kirby, president of CURBCO, who will talk about his company’s work in taking care of streets, parking lots, landscaping and more in the community. Flint Township supervisor Karyn Miller also will provide a brief update on community developments. —R.S.

Relay for Life eucre event

DAVISON — There will be a Euchre Tournament March 10, 5 p.m., at Maddens Lounge in Davison to benefit the American Cancer Society. Cost is $10 each. Payout to the top three players.

All levels of play welcome. No partner needed. Sponsored by Relay for Life team Budget Blinds' DeFeeting Cancer.

This is a fun and stress-free event. Details: Call 810-287-1835.— G.G.

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