Several community meetings planned
Several community meetings are planned to discuss upcoming MAPS construction projects at two Oklahoma City stadiums and two elementary schools.
• The Taft Stadium meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Northwest Classen High School, 2801 NW 27. The $9.7 million project will be to rebuild the stadium at 2609 N May. It is the home field for John Marshall High School, Northwest Classen High School and all Oklahoma City Public Schools middle schools.
• The Adams Elementary meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the school, 3416 SW 37. The $1.9 million renovation includes new classrooms and a gym.
• The Bodine Elementary meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the school, 5301 S Bryant. The $1.9 million renovation includes new classrooms and a gym.
• The Speegle Stadium meeting will be at 6 p.m. Feb. 26 at Capitol Hill High School, 500 SW 36. The $9.1 million project will revamp the stadium that is home to Capitol Hill, U.S. Grant and Southeast high schools.
Rose State hosts invention fair
MIDWEST CITY — Rose State College will host the 24th annual Oklahoma Student Inventors Exposition this week. The free event will be from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday on campus. The Invention Convention is open to students in kindergarten through high school. For more information, call 367-7385.
Code Talker to visit ECU
ADA — A Navajo Code Talker will speak and sign copies of his books during a visit to East Central University this month. Bill Toledo will speak at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at the Ataloa Theatre of the Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center on the college campus. The event is free. Toledo's visit is part of the fifth annual Louise Young Diversity Lecture. Toledo was a World War II Navajo Code Talker who served in the British Solomon Islands, Guam and Iwo Jima. The Navajo language was used to prevent Japanese intelligence experts from breaking Allied codes.
Two win AP award
Two Oklahoma high school seniors have received the 2012-13 Siemens Awards for Advanced Placement. Holly Stuart attends Enid High School, and Jimmy Wu, of Norman, attends the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics. They were honored as the top male and female students in science and math AP classes. Each will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Stuart has taken eight AP classes. She plans to study biochemical engineering in college and go on to research medicine production. Wu has taken 15 AP classes. He plans to study chemistry, mathematics, physics or computer science in college, and he hopes to become an engineer.
From staff reports