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2014-07-14 12:30:34

Winner of video contest will win $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science Day in Washington, D.C. CHEVY CHASE, Md., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, 10 talented young people from across the U.S. were named finalists in the "Inspire a Future Scientist" video contest and are one step closer to winning $1,000 and a trip to 4-H National Youth Science Day. Young people from around the country submitted videos of up to 15 seconds to demonstrate their love of science and show how...

2014-02-11 12:30:24

CHEVY CHASE, Md., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With statistics showing the U.S. falling behind in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education and careers, National 4-H Council and HughesNet announced today a new partnership to introduce more American youth to hands-on, community-based STEM learning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/NE29456LOGO ) The partnership includes a sponsorship from Hughes Network Systems, the operators of HughesNet, to...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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