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STAR School finalist in STEM service project contest

| December 27, 2017
STAR School finalist in STEM service project contest

The latest ingenious service project from STAR School near Leupp has earned it $25,000 in technology and a chance to earn another $150,000 in technology as a national prize winner.

The project is a homemade swamp cooler that students plan to build and give to elders in the community who don’t have access to air conditioning.

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STAR School gives thanks by giving back. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

| December 2, 2015
STAR School gives thanks by giving back. See more Navajo-Hopi Observer education stories here

LEUPP, Ariz. – Instead of wearing feathers and fancy hats, STAR students got ready for Thanksgiving by cooking food from recipes they created themselves and then serving the food to the elders at a community feast.

On this day, while debates about whether Native people should celebrate Thanksgiving at all were taking place, the students at STAR school were tending the fire outside and learning what kind of wood should be burned for baking bread in the outdoor ovens.

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