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DoDEA Pacific hosts Far East Culinary Arts competition

The Kubasaki High School culinary arts team overcame several obstacles to win DoDEA Pacific’s 2013-14 Far East Culinary Arts competition Feb. 5-6 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

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The Kinnick High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Red Devil Drill Team placed 1st against 21 schools in the Pacific Drill Championship March 8 in Hawaii.

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DoDEA Pacific student Stella German named finalist in White House Student Film Festival

With more than 2,000 nationwide entries in the first-ever White House Student Film Festival, McCool Elementary/Middle School fifth-grader Stella German overcame very long odds to be named a finalist and earn a special invitation to personally screen her film for White House officials on Friday.

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DoDEA Pacific students gain international government, leadership experience at Harvard Model Congress Asia

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White House announces selection of DoDEA Pacific teacher for prestigious national honor

Marilyn Hawks, a 3rd grade science teacher at Bechtel Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan, was selected as the 2012 DoDEA K-6 awardee of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).




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Sasebo students put math, science skills to the test aboard USS Germantown

Stars & Stripes
Sasebo, Japan | January 19, 2012

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan – It wasn’t a normal day in the classroom for 66 fifth- and sixth-graders from Sasebo Elementary, and Seaman Aldannuvia Dominguez of the USS Germantown wasn’t their normal teacher.

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools students toured the Whidbey Island class dock landing ship on Thursday to learn how math and science are practically applied in daily Navy life.

Dominguez, who was working in the pilothouse, showed the students how to use a compass and plot a course. Then she took questions, speaking with students whose imaginations raced, covering everything from navigation to global positioning systems.

“It’s really hard to navigate celestially,” she said. “We rely on this room to make sure we don’t crash,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Kilpatrick added.

In addition to the pilothouse, the children also learned about mechanical advantage and got to operate pulley systems on board the ship. The tour also included fire science, where children got to use the fire hoses in the well-deck of the ship, as well as a tour of the ship’s medical facilities. They also had lunch with skipper Cmdr. Carol McKenzie.


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