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Sailor Luehr Wekota Minnetonka senior Julia Luehr was named a U.S. Presidentional Scholar. Tonka Bay celebrated Wekota Park with a raptor show, games and activities. Page 2 Page 23 EXCELSIOR / SHOREWOOD Thursday, May 17, 2018 MMW Science Bowl team places fi fth at nationals Students ask Minnetonka to improve on climate change action By SABINA BADOLA sabina.badola@ecm-inc.com (PHOTO BY PHOTOS BY JACK DEMPSEY, NATIONAL SCIENCE BOWL) The Minnetonka Middle School West Science Bowl Team placed fi fth in the National Science Bowl, a new record for the team, April 26-30 in Washington, D.C. Left: Rory Cole, Emily Nikas, Elizabeth Morgan, Madison Andrews and Nick Carver work on their questions April 29 during the Cyber Challenge, an additional competition during the event, where they placed fourth. Right: The team includes, left to right, Head Coach Mitch Elvebak, Assistant Coach Fred Stock, Rory Cole, Emily Nikas, Elizabeth Morgan, Madison Andrews and Nicholas Carver. To read the Sun Sailor’s original story on the team, visit bit.ly/2rBS4tD. (PHOTOS BY PHOTO BY JACK DEMPSEY, NATIONAL SCIENCE BOWL) Left: Minnetonka West Middle School’s Rory Cole reacts as teammates Emily Nikas, Elizabeth Morgan and Madison Andrews look on April 28 during the Middle School Academic Tournament at the 2018 National Science Bowl in Washington D.C. Right: Minnetonka West Middle School’s Rory Cole, Emily Nikas, Elizabeth Morgan and Madison Andrews talk during the tournament. Ét 04/ 2Ê 0ÝAÏ 2ϏQæ£n $ $ 22/ 2[—nÝÓ A£e £|¨a $˜e¨ƒ½[¨ž ¨Ï ¤~䎁ׁŽ~¤~¯ Volume 48, No. 21 Index Education-Pages 2-3 Opinion-Pages 4-5 Public Safety-Pages 6-7 Calendar-Page 8 Sports-Pages 14-17 Government-Page 18 Classifieds-Pages 19-22 Sun Newspapers | 10917 Valley View Road Eden Prairie, MN 55344 sailor.mnsun.com facebook.com/MNSunSailor @MNSunSailor PUBLIC NOTICES: See page 18 The earth clubs from Hopkins and Minnetonka high schools are calling on the City of Minnetonka to step up its action against climate change. Three stu- dents presented the city council with a “climate report card” at its April 30 meeting. The city’s cumu- lative grade was a D+. The grade is based on four categories. Students said that the city is doing a decent job on renewable energy usage and waste programs, but could im- prove on carbon removal and climate action plan. The students asked the city leaders to pass a cli- mate inheritance resolu- tion, which is a commit- ment to develop a climate action plan with goals of 100 percent renewable electricity by 2030, net zero greenhouse gas emis- sions by 2040 and youth in- volvement throughout the transition process. The science-based tool, based on research by Jim Hanson, is a “prescription for ending the climate cri- sis,” said Payton Frostad, president of Minnetonka High’s earth club. “It highlights the gap between what our city is doing to- day, which is plenty, and what would be needed to scientifi cally prevent cli- mate change.” See Climate , Page 3