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Students raise ACT scores

EDMOND — Edmond North high school seniors who took the ACT college entrance exam in the spring achieved significant gains in all four core areas of the test, culminating in a composite score of 24.5 — a gain of five-tenths over last year's composite. According to information released by ACT, North students made the most notable gains over last year in English, and in reading. A total of 1,354 Edmond seniors took the test with 185 students scoring a 30 or better. No student made a perfect score of 36, but eight Edmond seniors scored a 35. ACT suggests the composite score for college readiness is 24.

Plants give kids walk on the wild side

Kids can learn about some of the wackiest vegetation in the world during “Revenge of the Plants. All about Carnivorous Plants,” at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Myriad Gardens. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members of the gardens, and the program is best for ages 6 to 10. Each child will take home a small carnivorous plant. Register by Sept. 6 at www.

Enter to send art to France

NORMAN — Would you like the opportunity to send your artwork to France? The Norman Arts Council is seeking artists for the latest Cultural Connections art exchange with sister city Clermont- Ferrand, after a successful exchange last year with Arezzo, Italy. NAC will fully fund all travel and lodging, along with a per diem and up to $1,000 in shipping/exhibition costs for the three selected artists. Artists who have lived in Norman and maintained a studio there for the past 365 days or have exhibited at MAINSITE at some time since Jan. 1, 2012, are eligible to apply. The deadline to apply is Wednesday. For more information, go to

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Jane Glenn Cannon

A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer... Read more ›

Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›