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The Best of 2014: Students Work with NASA to Build Model Satellite

West Virginia Morning
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We continue our look at our favorite stories of 2014 first with a visit to the Kanawha Charleston Humane Association. In August, Roxy Todd reported the association in the past few years has decreased their euthanization rate by some 95 percent.

Liz McCormick visited Paw Paw High School in the fall as students teamed up with NASA to build a full scale model satellite. The project started after the 7-12 school's only science teacher took her students on a field trip and thought, why can't we do that? She says her students also learned more than science along the way.

And the Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes a day early as the Julian Lange Trio plays "For Critter."

Ashton Marra covers the Capitol for West Virginia Public Radio and can be heard weekdays on West Virginia Morning, the station’s daily radio news program. Ashton can also be heard Sunday evenings as she brings you state headlines during NPR’s weekend edition of All Things Considered. She joined the news team in October of 2012.