Think you’re smarter than an eighth grader? Try this: Which country does not include part of the Kalahari Desert—Namibia, Botswana, or Eritrea? If you answered Eritrea, you’re almost as smart as Explorer West’s Luke Leddy, who is headed to National Geographic’s GeoBee Washington State Competition. Luke will compete in the second level of the National Geographic…

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Do you know students passionate about an environmental issue and want to share their enthusiasm with a wider audience? The 2019 Environmental Slam is the answer. Presented by the Washington Foundation for the Environment (WFFE), the Environmental Slam is a regional, community event that features presentations by middle and high school youth on local and actionable environmental…

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Every year, the eight graders at Explorer West Middle School, under the tutelage of Social Studies teacher Tim Owens, tackle their choice of social issues and complete group projects aptly named “Change The World.” This year, they raised the bar. Congratulations to each group, which researched, polled and set out to create change that matters.…

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