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Free PDF of Ken's War, a Young Adult Novel, to anyone who will post review on Amazon.com. "Army brat Ken and his hot-headed dad are suddenly deployed to a dinky post in Japan. Culture clash is just one of the many sucker punches that knocks Ken's world upside down. He struggles as his assumptions about friends and enemies, loyalty and betrayal, and love and manipulation are fractured. An army misfit, a Japanese girl and a martial arts master, play indelible roles in Ken's rocky journey he starts as a Pennsylvania boy itching to get his driver's license, and ends as a young man who stands heads above some and shoulder-to-shoulder with his father."

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Why do Lincoln's iconic words at Gettysburg still matter to each and every one of us? Professor Doug Douds of the Army War College explains.
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"Everything was going wrong in Ken’s life." (first sentence in "Ken's War.")

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Roughly 10% of engineers are female. That’s not enough! Our goal is to get more girls interested in science and technology with the hopes that they will pursue ...a STEM related career such as an architect or computer engineer. Not only are there plenty of available jobs but they are also well paying career choices. Young Thinkers of York is proud to announce that in addition to its co-ed youth robotics team, we will be adding a competing all-girls FLL robotics team. We are looking for energetic girls who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grades and ready to work hard. This is a free and yearlong program that will begin approximately in Feb. We will practice 2 -3 times a week during school months and once a week during summer at Martin Library. The practice times will be 5:30-7:30PM. The 1st step is to fill out and submit your online application by using the link below. Submitting an application does not guarantee placement on the team. To see what our program is all about, visit our website or look at our Young Thinkers of York and RoboThinkers FB pages for details. Let’s get ready York! #engineeringis4everyone www.youngthinkersofyork.org/all-girls-team

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Army brat Ken is in Japan with his hot-headed dad. Culture clash is one of the many sucker punches that knocks Ken’s world upside down. He struggles as his assumptions about friends and enemies, loyalty and betrayal, and love and manipulation are fractured. An army misfit, a Japanese girl and a martial arts master play unforgettable roles in Ken’s rocky journey in this coming-of-age story. (Girls like this story too!)

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As the conflict in Viet Nam escalates, army brat Ken and his hot-headed dad are suddenly deployed from Pennsylvania to a dinky post in Japan. Culture clash i...
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Do people ask you, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" Here's something to think about.

As California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education, there are an estimated 30 million jobs in the U.S. that pay at least $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
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Know a child or teen who loves art? York Art Association has scholarships available!

Who ever thought that top manufacturers would be hosting Parents Night Out events? This is a very interesting trend. The biggest challenge these manufacturers w...ill face is a mindset help by parents. Their false belief system is ROOTED in the conviction that a college degree is always the best option for a "better" career future and FOSTERED by the stigmas society places on teens who don't go to college.
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"The recruiting tactic aims to persuade today’s highly involved moms and dads that manufacturing work can lead to satisfying—and lucrative—careers for their children with the added benefit of keeping them nearby."
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"Manufacturers have long courted schools as a way to make inroads with students. The new push to directly market to parents came after surveys showed the parents held dated views, envisioning manufacturing as grimy factories and production-line jobs, said Erin Streeter of the National Association of Manufacturers."
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"With four children, Mr. Catus said he isn’t in a position to finance all of college and worries about debt. And at the “Parents’ Night” at Kreg tool company in nearby Huxley, he felt encouraged after meeting workers who seemed to have interesting and fulfilling careers."

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To attract America’s youth onto the factory floor, manufacturers have tried many tactics from hosting high school tours to providing apprentice programs. Their latest strategy is targeting parents.
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Good news for book lovers. Reading could help you live longer. Read more: http://wef.ch/2kUWKck

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