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Cayden Ryman, 8, of Front Royal, will join outstanding elementary school students from across the state this summer to take part in the National Youth Leadership Forum-Pathways to STEM, taking place in Washington, D.C.

The program is one of the Envision by WorldStrides family of programs that enable students to explore their interests and experience learning beyond the classroom.

Cayden was nominated to attend the forum by his third-grade teacher at E. Wilson Elementary. With dreams of being a scientist, he will also discover how to program a robot and learn about detective work and crime scene investigation to solve a case.

Dominion Ridge Academy

Detra Tutton has been named the new principal at Dominion Ridge Academy in Front Royal and Carrie Hill has been named vice principal.

Tutton brings over 20 years of experience in education to her new position with prior roles as elementary, middle and high-school teacher

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TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2021 launched to promote outstanding students, education providers and best practice | News

LONDON, June 22, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games industry, today launched the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2021 to recognise outstanding students, education providers and best practice.

Creative Assembly, the UK’s largest developer, behind the Total War series and an upcoming sci-fi FPS, is the headline sponsor of the TIGA UK Games Education Awards 2021. As a multi-award-winner for their education work, Creative Assembly utilises the skills and passions of their 800 employees to provide industry outreach to students across the globe. The Awards are further supported by BeautyLabs International, a company pioneering the future of enhanced reality in the beauty and wellness industries.

The TIGA UK Games Education Awards will be open to entry from 21st June 2021. The closing date is 28th July 2021. The winners will be announced in a fast paced virtual Awards ceremony

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Inhabiting 21st-century science fiction | MIT News

In March, literary heavyweights Kazuo Ishiguro and Neil Gaiman — a Nobel laureate, and the beloved author of “American Gods,” “Sandman,” and “Good Omens,” respectively — convened at an independent bookstore event to discuss genre and science fiction.

They arrived at twin conclusions: one, that rigid genre distinctions between literary works promote an unproductive and false hierarchy of worth, and two, that the 21st century is a very tricky time to attempt to define “science fiction” at all. Gaiman said that he increasingly feels genre “slippage where science fiction is concerned” because, he says, “the world has become science fiction.” The hacking exploits in William Gibson’s novel “Neuromancer” or the sequencing of an entire genome overnight no longer belong to the realm of fantasy.

For MIT students, the permeable relationship between reality and science fiction is often familiar territory. In their labs and research projects, students and faculty experience personally

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What are the guidelines for wearing masks now? | News

So what exactly are the guidelines that people should follow in regard to wearing masks?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on May 14 that people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no longer need to wear masks, either indoors or outdoors, in most circumstances.

However, California health officials are being much more cautious.

“Until June 15, when California plans to fully reopen the economy, California will keep our existing guidance around masks in place,” said the state’s Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly in a statement on May 17.

The existing guidance in California, as of May 3, is:

• Face coverings are no longer required outdoors except at crowded events, and for unvaccinated people, when physical distancing cannot be maintained.

• In indoor settings outside of one’s home, including public transportation and schools, face coverings continue to be required regardless of vaccination status.


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