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Hello! Lots of fun things are happening in May in the NC Triangle, and it's a great time to get outside and play! Parents can visit www.chillkids.com to find local bike paths, nearby hiking paths, and outdoor fun year-round.

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On page 5, read about the six brand new red wolf pups (an endangered species) born at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham in April. While they are still very young, the red wolf pups will mostly be hidden in their den with their mother, but starting sometime in June the pups will likely develop enough to begin to venture outside of their den where visitors to the Museum can quietly watch for them this Summer.

May 2017 Cover Art by Vasja Koman

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Every first Saturday of May the Kentucky Derby horse race takes place in Louisville, Kentucky. Read about the Kentucky Derby and learn about the history of this treasured national tradition on pages 10 - 11. Spring is a great time to do some fun outdoor science experiments! In the "Book Nook" on page 14, check out our selections for great books that make science, technology, engineering, and math ("STEM") fun and exciting! For more inspiration read NASA's Space Place for kids on page 4.

Copyright Š 2017 ChillKids. All rights reserved. No part of this issue may be reproduced in whole or in part in any form without permission of the publisher. Neither participating advertisers nor the publishers will be responsible or liable for misinformation, misprints or typographical errors. The publishers reserve the right to edit any submitted material. ChillKids is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, artwork, or other material. Children's art submissions should include name, address, telephone number, and permission to publish signed by a parent or guardian.

In May we take time to appreciate and honor some very important people as we celebrate Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, and Teacher Appreciation Week. Take the time to draw a picture or write a note letting your teachers know how much you appreciate them. Write a poem or make something special for your mother on Mother's Day (May 13th this year). Have fun finding all of the hidden pictures in the Mother's Day Hidden Picture Puzzle on page 6. Have a mar velous May!

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Orbiting Earth from Pole to Pole - By Linda Hermans-Killam

joined by JPSS-1 this year (in 2017). JPSS-2, JPSS-3, and JPSS-4 are planned to launch in 2021, 2026, and 2031. That way, when one stops working, we have another one ready to take over and get data!

Did you know that when you check the weather on your phone or watch your local weather forecaster on TV, you’re actually looking at information from a faraway satellite? In 2017, a new satellite will be launched that will give us a better understanding of Earth's climate and environment. It is part of a mission called the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS). JPSS is a collaboration between NASA and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

The JPSS satellites will measure land and sea surface temperatures. They will also monitor storms, sea and land ice, cloud cover, rainfall, snow, ozone, and water vapor. The satellites will also observe the health of vegetation and they can even monitor ship traffic!

An illustration of JPSS-1 in orbit. The satellite is scheduled to launch in 2017. Image credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

JPSS actually includes five satellites which will be placed in polar orbits around Earth. These satellites will use the latest advanced instruments to observe our Earth. The JPSS satellites will also collect information about Earth’s weather, the oceans, and our atmosphere. When a satellite orbits over the North and South Poles, we say it's in a polar orbit. As the satellite orbits the Earth from pole to pole, the Earth spins below. This allows the satellite to view different parts of the Earth. The polar orbits of the JPSS satellites will let them observe the entire earth twice each day. Technicians integrate optical and electrical modules onto the JPSS-1 spacecraft. The spacecraft will be ready for launch later this year (2017). Image credit: Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

The five JPSS satellites will be launched at different times. The first one, called Suomi-NPP, was launched in 2011. It is about the size of a mini-van, and it orbits Earth about fourteen times each day. It will soon be

JPSS will increase the accuracy of weather forecasting. This will help people better prepare for severe weather. These satellites will also monitor fires, droughts, floods, and volcanic eruptions. Data from JPSS will give us information which will help protect people’s lives and property, as the satellites relay to emergency responders distress signals from aviators (in planes), mariners (in boats and ships) or land-based users in distress. The JPSS satellites will assist emergency responders to locate people signaling distress in planes, boats/ships and on the ground much more quickly. JPSS will continue to provide these important observations of Earth through 2038, giving us a better understanding of our planet. Visit the NASA Space Place to learn more about polar orbits, as well as geostationary orbits: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/geo-orbits/

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ANIMAL KINGDOM

Welcome Red Wolf Pups! Six Red Wolf Pups (Endangered Species) Born at the Museum of Life and Science All of the wolf pups will remain at the Museum for the next year and perhaps even longer, depending on the recommendations and needs of the red wolf Species Survival Plan.

DURHAM, NC - The Museum of Life and Science is howling with excitement since a critically endangered red wolf has become a mother to pups for the first time at the Museum since 2002.

About the Red Wolf

On Friday, April 28 the Museum's 6-year-old red wolf became a mother to three male and three female pups. All pups and their mother were found to be in good health by the Museum's animal care team, and the public will be able to see them this Summer (possibly by early June) in the Museum's Explore the Wild exhibit. Once a top predator throughout the southeastern United States (and one of only two apex predators native to North Carolina), the red wolf (Canis rufus) is critically endangered, with captive and wild populations totaling less than 300 individuals. The red wolves living at the Museum are a part of the US Fish and Wildlife Service's Red Wolf Recovery Program as well as the Red Wolf Species Survival Plan (SSP), a collaborative breeding and management program developed by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) to ensure the sustainability of endangered animal populations. "This is truly exciting news for the species and the Museum," said Sherry Samuels, Museum of Life and Science's Animal Department Director and member of the Red Wolf SSP Management Team. "With recent developments surrounding the wild population, the responsibility of SSP institutions like the Museum is more critical than ever before. Each pup is valuable for the survival of the species and represents hope for the red wolf population overall."

In addition to the cinnamon coat highlights which lend them their name, red wolves are visibly smaller and more slender than gray wolves. Adult red wolves typically weigh between 45-80 pounds and can live up to 15 years in captivity, but rarely longer than seven years in the wild.

Wolf parents: these rare red wolves live at the Museum of Life and Science in Durham, NC. Their six newborn pups had checkups and were found to be in good health (photos below). Photos: Museum of Life and Science.

While all wolves will remain on exhibit, the pups and mother will likely spend most of their time in their den (until around early June, when the pups are several weeks older).

Once a top predator throughout the southeastern United States, the red wolf is now categorized as critically endangered. To protect the remaining red wolf population, a managed breeding program was established in 1973 by the US Fish and Wildlife Service at the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium. The success of this breeding program led to the reintroduction of red wolves to North Carolina's Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in 1987. Red wolves now inhabit a five-county area in northeastern North Carolina and although their numbers had grown, their survival still is threatened. The red wolf is one of our planet's most endangered species and continues to be at risk. The Museum is working to help restore the species to its native habitat and increase public awareness of the benefits of biodiversity. Learn more at www.lifeandscience.org.

Pups typically begin to open their eyes in 10-14 days and often venture out of the den for short periods of time around three weeks of age. At around six weeks they will begin to spend longer amounts of time out of the den, but the public should not plan to see much of them before early June.

"Both parents and pups are doing well," said Samuels, "and all appear to be healthy, however the first 30 days are a particularly sensitive time and we will continue regular monitoring."

Even then, the Museum's newest arrivals might be difficult to spot. Red wolves are very shy and can be quite reserved around crowds and loud noises. Museum staff will be present at the wolf habitat throughout the summer to answer questions and help guests stay calm, quiet, and observant.

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The Original Crossword Puzzle for Kids and Their Favorite Adults

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4. Three-pronged tool held upright by the dour farmer standing next to his equally joyless daughter in "American Gothic" 5. They are, literally, the human element present in performance art 7. Auctioneer's final pronouncement that settles the matter with the fall of a gavel 8. A print that has been signed and _____ can be highly valuable, but never as much as the original 12. Your great-grandmother's handmade clock that will stay in the family for all time Parents Down 14. Pastry chef's edible artwork 1. Painter's swipe at artistic greatness (or swimmer's arm 15. Oil or watercolor applicator 17. Sticky substance used in movement) paper mâché 2. Second name of Leonardo's 20. Lifelike likenesses: Type of lady, known for her material used by sculptors mysterious smile to create the replicas of 3. The period photographers famous people seen in call the "golden hour" Madame Tussauds museums occurs just before it 6As or after it sets kris@kapd.com

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The Kentucky Derby Winn tirelessly promoted the Derby and the race became a symbol of a romantic and fanciful ideals.

Photo courtesy of KentuckyTourism.com

On a warm, sunny day, May 17, 1875, fifteen three-year old Thoroughbred racehorses went to the post to compete in the first Kentucky Derby. About 10,000 fans were on hand to see a colt named Aristides set the pace and fight off all challengers to win. He was ridden to victory by jockey Oliver Lewis. Since then, the Kentucky Derby has been held every year at Louisville’s Churchill Downs Racetrack, making it the longest continuous held sporting event in the United States. The race was developed by a group called the Louisville Jockey Club, led by Meriwether Lewis Clark, Jr., who was the grandson of the famous explorer William Clark of Lewis and Clark. Clark traveled to Europe, studying Thoroughbred racing business practices, and upon returning to Kentucky, he led the Louisville Jockey Club in the building of a racetrack south of the city on property owned by Clark’s uncles, John and Henry Churchill. The race track would eventually be named Churchill Downs Race Track, (or "Churchill Downs") as it still is called today. Clark patterned the Kentucky Derby after a horse race in England called the "Epsom Derby," a race for 3-year old Thoroughbreds at a distance of one and a half miles. The Kentucky Derby distance was shortened to one and a quarter miles in 1896, and remains that distance today. Over the years, the track had years of success along with times of financial hardship, and changed ownership several times. New owners made changes to the track, the most striking being a new grandstand featuring two large “twin spires.” In 1902, a new group of investors led by Louisville tailor Matt Winn took over the struggling track, and turned the Kentucky Derby into what it is today.

Traditions such as the wearing of big fancy hats, celebrating with special food and drinks (mint juleps), adorning the winning horse with a blanket of roses, the crowd singing along to "My Old Kentucky Home" before the race is run, and many other traditions were established over the years.

Winn also was successful in bringing in celebrities to attend the Derby, such as baseball player Babe Ruth and movie star Ginger Rogers, adding a tradition of glamor and glitz to Derby Day.

historic facility to witness eventual Triple Crown winner American Pharoah* win the race. A permanent tribute to American Pharoah*, the 12th Triple Crown winner in Thoroughbred racing history is now on display at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs. [*Note: Unlike American Pharoah's name, the word

"pharaoh" usually is spelled with the "a" before the "o."]

The 2016 142nd Kentucky Derby had the second highest attendance in track history at 167,227 to watch undefeated Nyquist claim his spot in Derby history. Nyquist continued Kentucky’s dominance as the “racehorse capitol of the world” – being the 108th of 142 Kentucky Derby winning Thoroughbreds bred in Kentucky. The Thoroughbred industry in Kentucky is one of the leading economic industries in the state, generating $3.1 billion in revenue. The Kentucky Derby itself is also a great economic event for Kentucky, with around $160 million spent in Louisville Derby weekend. Learn more about the traditions and history of the Kentucky Derby at www.derbymuseum.org. Source: Kentucky Derby Museum Mine That Bird's Spectacular Victory in the 2009 Kentucky Derby

Legendary Derby Winners

Several legendary horses put the Derby in the racing spotlight as well. In 1913, a long-shot named Donerail shocked the crowd by winning at odds of 91-1, still the highest odds of any Derby winner. Two years later in 1915, a filly (female horse) named Regret beat the colts, becoming the first of three fillies to win the Derby. Then, in 1919, a colt named Sir Barton won the Derby, then won the Preakness in Baltimore, and then the Belmont in New York to become the first Triple Crown champion. (A Triple Crown champion is a horse who has won all three races in a row, a great feat.) The Kentucky Derby continued to gain popularity in the 1930s and 1940s as seven horses won the Triple Crown, including Kentucky’s Calumet Farm, which won twice with Whirlaway (1941) and Citation (1948). Radio and television grew Derby audiences further, painting a picture of genteel romanticism and exciting Thoroughbred racing. Perhaps the greatest performance by a Thoroughbred in the Derby was that of Secretariat in 1973. “Big Red”, as he was known by his fans, set the track record that stands to this day, running the race in 1:59.40. Back to back Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew (1977) and Affirmed (1978) kept the Kentucky Derby in the national spotlight. 2015 was a great year for the Kentucky Derby as the 141st running attracted the largest crowd in the history of the race. 170,500 people packed the

In 2009, Mine That Bird ridden by jockey Calvin Borel achieved a legendary, monumental upset at 50-to-1 odds, after running much of the length of the race in the dead last place behind the 18 other Thoroughbreds in the Derby. Nearing the end of the race at the final turn, like a rocket, he shot ahead of all of the horses, and pulled away very far ahead to win by 6 ¾ lengths for the longest margin of victory in over 60 years! (In 60 years, no horse had won the Kentucky Derby by such a long distance ahead of the second place winner.) It was as if all of the other horses were standing still as he wove his way through the tight pack of galloping Thoroughbreds along the inside rail. It happened so quickly that the official announcer calling the race didn't notice or announce that Mine That Bird had pulled ahead from dead last to first until he had broken far ahead of the other horses in the home stretch. Ask a parent to watch with you the official Kentucky Derby Youtube video of Mine That Bird's fantastic, heroic 2009 run. It is inspirational! Mine That Bird showed us in this race that where there is a will, there is a way!. https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=Hv8x9x5A49s

Did you know? The Kentucky Derby is the oldest continuously running sports event in the nation.

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Kentucky Derby Fun Facts The Kentucky Derby takes place every year on the first Saturday in May. The Kentucky Derby has been run on this track every year since May 17, 1875, making this race the longest, continuous sporting event in the United States.

Many Kentucky Derby attendees wear large, elaborate hats, and hats decorated with horse racing themes. (Above: Hat by ChikiBird at Etsy.com.)

Only 3-year-old Thoroughbreds may run in the Kentucky Derby, so every year there will be a different winner. No horse can run in the Derby twice. As of 2016, 142 different Thoroughbreds have visited the Kentucky Derby Winner’s Circle. The 2017 Kentucky Derby winner will be the 143rd winner.

A Thoroughbred horse is depicted on the reverse of the Kentucky state quarter.

The Kentucky Derby Museum has a hat contest every year, and the winners are displayed for a year at the Museum.

A Every year the Kentucky Derby has a different design for their collectible souvenir mint julep glasses. The back of the glass lists all of the previous years' Kentucky Derby winners.

Great Horses of the Kentucky Derby

There have been 108 Kentucky Derby winners born in Kentucky (out of 142 races) to date. With so many Kentucky Derby winners born in Kentucky, do you think the 2017 winner also will be from Kentucky?

Geography Quiz: Name the State

1. You might have heard of me. My name is Secretariat, and I hold the record for running the fastest Kentucky Derby race. I come from the same state as George Washington. North Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland and the Atlantic Ocean all border my state.

The Kentucky Derby is also called the “Run for the Roses,” because of the beautiful blanket of more than 400 red roses that is given to the winner of the Kentucky Derby at the end of the race. More than 160,000 people from around the world come to Churchill Downs to see the Derby each year.

I am from _______________. [Name the State]

The Kentucky Derby has about a half a billion dollar economic impact on 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird greets Winston (the resident miniature horse at the Kentucky Derby Museum), in 2013. the region.

You can visit Winston and the current resident Thoroughbred (Unreachable Star) in person at the Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs.

Learn more about the Kentucky Derby at kentuckyderby.com and derbymuseum.org. Learn more about Kentucky at kentuckytourism.com.

2. My name is Regret and I was the first girl horse to beat the boys in the Derby. I come from a small, but populous state known as the “Garden State”. I am from _______________. [Name the State]

3. My name is American Pharoah* and I am from the “bluegrass state”. My state is known for its many horse farms and is home to the world’s most famous horse race. I am proud to be from ______________. [Name the State]

Answers on page 2. *Spelling Note: Unlike American Pharoah's name, the word "pharaoh" usually is spelled with the "a" before the "o".

The Kentucky Derby Museum at Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY has two floors of interactive, family friendly exhibits, taking visitors through every stage of a Thoroughbred’s life, from birth to the First Saturday in May.

At the Kentucky Derby Museum you can also watch “The Greatest Race™”!, a 15 minute 360° larger-than-life movie (projected in the form of a 360 degree oval track), and experience the heart racing emotions of the Kentucky Derby.

Museum visitors learn about all the great history of the race dating back to the inaugural running in 1875 to the most recent Kentucky Derby champion, and experience all the traditions that have transformed the race into what it is today.

The Museum is home to an adorable resident miniature horse named Winston, along with a resident visiting Thoroughbred.

Museum visitors can hop on a Thoroughbred video/ride to get a feel for what it's like to be the jockey (photo at right).

For several months in 2013, Mine That Bird was the resident Thoroughbred (shown greeting Winston in the photo above). Read about Mine That Bird's amazing 2009 Kentucky Derby victory on page 10. Unreachable Star currently is the resident Thoroughbred at the Museum.

Photo: Kentucky Derby Museum

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May 2017 Flick Picks Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul

(In theaters: May 5, 2016)

(In theaters: May 19, 2017)

Based on one of the best-selling kids' book series of all time, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, is the latest in a series of Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies chronicling the adventures of Greg Heffley, (a "wimpy kid" turned super hero) and his family.

Marvel Studios’ sequel to the hit sci-fi adventure, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (PG-13) continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family of outlaws together as they battle space bad guys and unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fans' favorite characters from the classic comics will come to the heroes’ aid. The whole gang returns, including pilot Star-Lord (a.k.a. Peter Quill) (Chris Pratt), aliens Gamora (Zoe Saldana) and Drax (Dave Bautista), and talking raccoon Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper). Talking tree Groot (Vin Diesel) is back, although now he's Baby Groot.

A family road trip to attend their grandmother’s 90th birthday party goes hilariously off course thanks to Greg’s newest scheme to create some road trip diversions to get to a video gaming convention on the way to grandma's house. This family cross-country adventure turns into an experience the Heffleys will never forget. 106 minutes. Rated PG (for some rude humor). 20th Century Fox.

138 minutes. Rated PG-13 (for sci-fi action violence and language). Marvel Studios.

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BOOK NOOK

STEM Books that Make Math and Science FUN! Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

Smithsonian Maker Lab 28 Super Cool Projects: Build * Invent * Create * Discover by Jack Challoner Supporting STEM education initiatives and the maker movement, this National Parenting Publication Award-winning book includes 28 kid-safe projects and crafts that will get young inventors' wheels turning and make science pure fun.

MATH-terpieces: The Art of Problem Solving

by Greg Tang STEM + Art = STEAM! In this fun, innovative book, the author incorporates art and math concepts, featuring the artwork of 12 famous painters (Degas, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Mondrian, Renoir, Cezanne, Seurat, Pollock and Warhol). Elements of the artists' paintings are used, along with descriptive poems, as an aid in developing problem-solving skills through grouping.

Each step-by-step activity is appropriate for kids ages 8–12, and ranked easy, medium, or hard, with an estimated time frame for completion. Requiring only household materials, young makers can build an exploding volcano, Math-terpieces underscores the importance of four basic rules in race balloon rocket cars, construct a solar system, make a lemon battery, and more. problem-solving: (1) having an open mind, (2) looking for unusual number Photographs and facts carefully detail the "why" and "how" of each experiment using combinations, (3) using multiple skills (like subtracting to add) and (4) looking real-world examples to provide context so kids can gain a deeper understanding of the for patterns, to encourage and foster children's confidence and success in math. scientific principles applied. With a foreword by Jack Andraka, a teen award-winning inventor, Maker Lab will help kids find their inner inventor and create winning projects for school projects, science fairs, and beyond.

The Math Curse by Jon Scieszka, illustrated by Lane Smith In this whimsical book, we follow the narrator's growing "math curse" after her teacher, Mrs. Fibonacci, tells the class, "You know, you can think of almost everything as a math problem," Suddenly everything becomes a math problem! Did you ever wake up to one of those days where everything is a problem? You have 10 things to do, but only 30 minutes until your bus leaves. Is there enough time? You have 3 shirts and 2 pairs of pants. Can you make 1 good outfit? Then you start to wonder: Why does everything have to be such a problem? Why do 2 apples always have to be added to 5 oranges? Why do 4 kids always have to divide 12 marbles? Why can't you just keep 10 cookies without someone taking 3 away? Why? Because you're the victim of a Math Curse. That's why. But don't despair. This is one girl's story of how that curse can be broken. Grades 1 - 3.

Super Cool Tech by DK

Lift the cool laptop-inspired book cover to see incredible inventions and technology, and learn about how they work! See today's best innovations and imagine tomorrow's big ideas in this cutting-edge guide that explores how incredible new technologies are shaping the modern world and its future. Super Cool Tech makes technology easy to understand, revealing the secrets behind the latest gadgets and gizmos, state-of-the-art buildings, and life-changing technologies, and what is yet to come, with more than 250 full-color images, X-rays, thermal imaging, digital artworks, cross-sections, and cutaways. The book inspires with a wide range of topics. Discover architectural concepts around the world (such as the Hydropolis Underwater Hotel and Resort); modern technologies like the 3-D printer; and explore the amazing possibilities of the future, such as a flying car and teleportation. See how an Xbox works (with detailed photos of the inner parts and mechanics), explore robotics, holograms, RFID tags in football, and much more! Designed in DK's signature style, Super Cool Tech is the ultimate guide to understanding the latest inventions and looking ahead to the future of technology. Ages 8-14.

This book challenges kids with its innovative approach to math, using art history to expand creative problem-solving. Grades 1 - 5.

Nick & Tesla's Solar-Powered Showdown: A Mystery with Sun-Powered Gadgets You Can Build Yourself by Bob Pflugfelder and Steve Hockensmith

Kid inventors Nick and Tesla Holt have outsmarted crooks, spies, and kidnappers. Now they have to crack their biggest mystery yet: Where in the world are their parents? To outwit the criminal mastermind who’s holding their parents hostage, the twins will need all their brainpower, the help of their eccentric Uncle Newt, and an assortment of homemade solar gadgets. Will the Holt family be reunited at last? Or will a hijacked solar satellite beam down doom from the skies? The adventure includes instructions for creating a solar-powered hot-dog cooker, alarm, secret listening device, and model car, plus a nighttime signal cannon that fires illuminated ping-pong balls. This is the sixth book in the Nick and Tesla series. Ages 8–12.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer; illustrated by Anna Hymas New York Times bestselling memoir (real life story) about a heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village - now adapted for young readers! When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story (he was invited to speak at the TED conference and given a scholarship), this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family. Grades 4 - 7. Watch William's TED Talk at https://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_how_i_harnessed_the_wind

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Congratulations to Piedmont Electric’s 2017 Earth Day Art Contest Winners!

Brianna Campbell, 5th Grade – Pathways Elementary

Piedmont Electric is Committed to Kelly Dubon Alcaja, 2nd Grade – New Hope Elementary

Working Together for a Greener Tomorrow!

Sarah Schueller, 5th Grade – New Hope Elementary

Olivia Ess, 5th Grade Woodland Elementary

Ella Wimsett, 5th Grade – Pathways Elementary

Betts Roney, 5th Grade – Pathways Elementary Shamiah Mcghee, 5th Grade – Woodland Elementary

In celebration of Earth Day on April 22 of each year, Piedmont Electric Membership Corporation sponsors an Earth Day Art Contest for elementary school students K-5 at schools in Piedmont Electric's service area. Winners receive a $25 cash card and their artwork is featured at Piedmont Electric office locations and in print publications.

Keira Morrison, 1st Grade – New Hope Elementary

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