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Beekeeper Jack
By Brian Bauer
    Have you ever wondered what you would do after you retired and did not have your day already scheduled for you before you even wake up? Well, Jack Eckels is retired and engaged in an activity introduced to him by his father, beekeeping.
     Jack is originally from the Laconia, New Hampshire area where he attended Laconia High School. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree and a Graduate degree in Math. His education credits came into play teaching at New Hampshire Prep School for 4 years. After leaving his Prep school position he and his wife Carol moved to Middlebury where he taught at Middlebury Union High School for 30 years. During that time they raised  a family consisting of 3 sons and 2 daughters. Jack coached Nordic Skiing for most of his stay at the High School and instituted the yearly Ski and Skate Sale held every Fall. Jack and his wife are now proud grandparents of 3.
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Even Higher: Summer Program Starts Soda Bottle Rocket Launches At MUMS
By Ed Barna
    How high can a water-and-air-filled rocket made from the two-liter soda bottle go?
    “Higher than the school building,” said Derek Larson, lead teacher for this summer’s Encore team at the Middlebury Union Middle School. A few minutes later, a series of launches proved he was speaking truly.
    The activity took off, so to speak, from the Propulsion Project that Toby Dills led at the middle school about 10 years ago, Larson said. It was a very scientifically oriented project, which showed it could be done, as long as they  could devise (as they have done) a launcher.  [ more ]

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