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The G-FORCE FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) robotics team can check another item off its "bucket list"! The members toured the John Deere Seeder Group in Moline, Ill., on their way to compete in the FTC North Super Regional in Iowa City, Iowa, this past weekend.  After members walked through the plant floor, watching corn planters being assembled, they stopped at the John Deere Pavilion. The team was able to fit into the four-wheel drive 744K John Deere loader. Pictured are Robbie Browning; Atticus, Darrah, and Griff (front) Speis; Rachael Huxford; Blake Smith; Will Baker; and mentors Levi and Aaron Lantz and Phil Malone (front). Not pictured is team member Jonah Faciolli and mentors Max Peterson and Arlene and Willie Lantz. Only 3 percent of the FTC teams in the United States qualified to compete in one of the four Super Regionals, according to Arlene. G-FORCE finished fifth out of 36 teams after the qualifying rounds, competed in the division finals, and qualified to advance to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) World Championship, scheduled later this month in St. Louis, Mo. But G-FORCE won't be the only local team at the world championship. Also qualifying for the event this past weekend were FTC Techno Clovers Team 4240, which competed in the East Super Regional in York, Pa., and FRC GaCO Team 1629, which competed in the Chesapeake Regional in College Park. "It was a great weekend for the three Garrett County high school FIRST robotics teams," Arlene said. Photo courtesy of Arlene Lantz.
Today is Thursday, April 10, 2014.

The Deep Creek Lake Property Owners Association recently presented Garrett County’s Hands-Only CPR Committee with 50 inflatable CPR manikins and 12 AED (automatic external defibrillator) training units. The equipment will be used to train up to 50 people at one time how to respond in a heart emergency situation. See story. Pictured from left are John Frank, Emergency Services director; Brad Frantz, emergency response training coordinator; Shaina Saturday, Public Safety Day coordinator; Bob Hoffmann, DCLPOA president; Lou Battistella, POA board member emeritus; Rodney Glotfelty, Garrett County health officer; Amanda Simmons, director of education at Garrett County Memorial Hospital; Michelle Harman, supervisor of college and career readiness, Garrett County Board of Education; and Connie Meyers, director of professional development, Garrett College.

SHS Machine Tool Students Fare Well In State Contest

Students from Southern High School traveled to Baltimore April 4 and 5 to compete in the 41st annual SkillsUSA Maryland State Championship, and, as has become tradition with the SHS program, brought home some top honors. The students were accompanied by Jared Roth, machine tool teacher, and Loren Bowser, carpentry teacher. Kevin Harris, Justin Peck, and Cody Richter competed in cabinet making, and Devon Tracey and Zach Shreve competed in precision machine technology. Of these students, three placed in the top three in their competition areas. Those students are pictured from left: Zach Shreve, who earned third place in precision machine technology; Devon Tracey, first place in precision machine technology; and Kevin Harris, second in the cabinet making competition. Tracey will go on to Kansas City, Mo., in June to represent the state of Maryland at the national competition. A group photo of the students will be published in next week's issue.

Pasion Y Arte Being Presented By GLAF

The Garrett Lakes Arts Festival (GLAF) will present an evening of traditional flamenco dancing by Pasion Y Arte on Saturday, April 12, at the Garrett College auditorium. The public performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. GLAF will host student performances for Garrett County public school students at Garrett College this week as well. This performance is presented by a donation on behalf of the employees of Total Biz Fulfillment. Pasion Y Arte's  dance forms encourage women to adopt the roles usually embodied by male flamenco dancers, a spokesperson said. Their performances encourage women to "challenge stereotypes and celebrate their own beauty and strength." This project is partially supported by a grant from Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour, a program developed and funded by the Heinz Endowments; the William Penn Foundation; the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency; and the Pew Charitable Trusts; and administered by Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. GLAF is also supported by the Garrett County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council. Tickets for this program, as well as more information about the group, can be found on the GLAF website, located at or by calling the GLAF office at 301-387-3082.