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Education Briefs

On Aug. 19, South Summit School District will be the first school in the area to start their school year. North Summit School District follows on Aug. 20. The Park City School District, Park City Academy and the Colby School all begin Aug. 25.

Last chance for Honors Chemistry test

Anyone interested in taking Honors Chemistry for the 2008-09 school year needs to take a placement test. The last opportunity to take the Honors Chemistry Placement Test (for the 2008-09 school year) will be Thursday, Aug. 21 at 9:00 am, in room 143 (Mary Purzycki’s room) at Park City High School. Please bring a calculator and a No. 2 pencil. Students should plan on completing the test in about one hour. With questions please call PCHS at 645-5650.

Students organize 5k for charity

The Winter Sports School is hosting a 5K run Aug. 16 at 9 a.m., registration begins at 8:45. All proceeds from the event will be donated to "Friends of the World Food Program," a program dedicated to fighting hunger around the world. The event was organized by the students. The event will be held at Willow Creek Park. For more information please call 649- 8760.

Wanted: Photos of Wildflowers

Jim Harris, Utah Valley University biology professor would like help creating an online herbarium. Harris is collecting pictures of Mount Timpanogos wildflowers in order to create an online database that will be open to the public. He is accepting submissions from the public. Photos must contain accurate location and elevation information. For more information, contact Harris at (801) 863-8623 or

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