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DIY Projects for Summer Break
Looking for a creative way to occupy your time this summer? Instructables has thousands of step-by-step instructions on making your own decorations, clothes, robots, snacks, and more. You’ll find more crafting websites on our DIY&Crafts topic page, and check out the art classes at your local library this summer.
posted Jun 30, 2013 by Christina G. Category: BeCreative

History Day Winners
Minnesota students placed well in the National History Day competition in June. Two Hennepin County students received Outstanding Entry designations with a Senior Group Documentary called "Driven to Decline: Interstate Highways, Suburbanization, and Urban Decay," and a Junior Individual Performance called "The U.S.-Dakota War of 1862: A Tragic Turning Point Fueled by Greed, Corruption, and Racism."

Sixteen other Minnesota students were finalists in 13 categories, with eight of them placing in the top 3 in 7 categories, including a first place win for a Senior Group Performance by three Mendota Heights students with their piece "John Paul II's Apostolic Journey to Poland."

Hennepin County students placed well in the State competition in May, with ten students winning a spot in the top two for ten categories. Thanks for supporting History Day in Minnesota!
posted Jun 23, 2013 by Jody W. Category: HistoryDay

Artists Among Us
We're proud of Teen Tech Squad member and teen artist, Delphin Niyokuru, whose artwork is featured in the latest issue of Shine On! page 5.
posted Jun 19, 2013 by Aaron L. Category: BBTTC

Gone Fishing
Are you angling to get out on the lake this summer? The Minnesota DNR website has a boatload of interactive maps and a LakeFinder search tool to help you learn more about your favorite fishing hole or locate fishing piers across the state. If your summer plans take you farther abroad, check out our Countries&Geography topic page for destination information.
posted Jun 16, 2013 by Tracy H. Category: Countries/Geography

Looking for Work?
Cover Art In our Jobs & Money subject guide we have job search engines you may use to find work based on where you want to work and what type of work you'd like to do. Check Interviews & Applications for tips on how to write your resume and do well in the job interview!
posted Jun 9, 2013 by Jody W. Category: JobsMoney

June is LGBT Pride Month!
The month of June was recently officially declared National LGBT Pride Month by President Obama. June has traditionally been named as LGBT Pride Month to commemorate the Stonewall Riots. The Twin Cities Pride Festival is at the end of this month, June 28-30.
posted Jun 4, 2013 by Erica R. Category: Relationships/Sexuality