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Angie Frederickson
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Jillian Marty

Jillian Marty

The Village School’s student body president, senior Jillian Marty (pictured), participated in the school’s annual Innovation Day. Using a virtual format, school administrators were able to replicate the traditional event that allows students to approach real-world problems using creative solutions and present their findings. Highlights of this year’s Innovation Day were elementary students who designed solutions to live on Mars in zero gravity, middle-school students who composed new music, and high-school students who developed their own businesses including a sustainable cleaning company and a service that delivers food to the community during the pandemic. In addition to student presentations, Innovation Day featured outside speakers, including keynote speaker Daniel Newmyer, vice president of education at Space Center Houston. 

Editor’s note: The Buzz congratulates our regular Buzz About Town writer, associate editor Jordan Steinfeld, and her husband Matthew on the recent arrival of baby Sloane. Jordan is taking a short break to spend time with Sloane. In the meantime, Buzz writer Angie Frederickson is handling this column. As usual, please send your high-res photos and community news to [email protected]. Items are published on a space-available basis.

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