Westside schools:
Fair raises $3,200 for Cougar football team

       A craft fair April 30 at Coronado High School netted about $3,200 for the football program.
       The money will be used chiefly for pads and for helmets that are better at preventing concussions, explained Jason Schmidt, a junior running back/safety, who was helping out at the event along with several teammates.
       “It went well for us,” said Brian Kohls, a Coronado parent and event organizer, “but the turnout for the vendors was not very good.”

Jason Schmidt (foreground), who will be a returning senior on the 2011 Coronado High football team, and several of his teammates helped out at the craft fair fundraiser for the school's football program in the Coronado gymnasium April 30.
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       He estimated that during the six hours of the event in the school gym 200 to 300 people came by. “We'd like to have a couple thousand,” he said. Another fair/ fundraiser is planned in September, lasting two days, and for that Kohls pledged to make up 50 to 100 signs in advance.
       FPS repeats at state
       For the second straight year and third time in four years, Coronado High School's Future Problem Solving (FPS) team has taken first place in the State Bowl for grades 10-12.
       The victory qualifies the four members - Devon Allison, Kyle Allison, Dylan Roche and Kate Wolf - to compete together in the International Conference at the University of Wisconsin June 9-12. They had also represented Coronado on last year's state-winner.
       The school's coach for the past two years has been Anne Wolf, District 11's SAIL coordinator.
       Wolf also had coached the 2009 West Middle School team that won in its category. Both Roche and Kate Wolf (the coach's daughter) had been on that team.
       FPS is a competition in which student teams are given two hours to develop and organize creative fixes for problems that could happen in the future.
       This year at state, FPS teams were asked to solve problems set in the late 21st century about healthy living, air transport, genetic testing and water quality. A total of 14 teams from 12 schools competed.
       According to Wolf, the Wisconsin event have more than 2,000 students and coaches from the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Korea and Portugal. The future problem will center on emergency planning.
       Bijou car event May 7
       Concerned about bad weather last Saturday, the organizers of the Bijou School's Classic, Street Rod and Antique Car Show rescheduled it to Saturday, May 7.
       Free to spectators, the event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bijou, 2904 W. Kiowa St.
       The event is a fundraiser for the school.

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