Students at The Wilson School used cardboard, recycled materials and their imaginations to design and build creations as part of this year’s Cardboard Challenge. The global event involved almost 77,000 people, and the students used a broad range of skills to prepare for, promote and participate in the challenge. Projects ranged from cardboard vehicles designed by pre-kindergarteners to arcade games engineered and constructed by upper-school students.

The Physician Ambassadors of St. Anthony’s Charitable Foundation honored Dr. Leroy Ortmeyer and Dorothy Schillinger with this year’s Spirit of St. Anthony Awards. Dr. Ortmeyer has been a member of St. Anthony’s medical staff for 52 years, and worked to establish the forerunner paramedic system in South St. Louis County. Schillinger has volunteered for the hospital for 34 years, and has spent more than 35,000 hours welcoming patients and visitors.

Guests of Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration’s SCOPE the Night enjoyed hands-on science and technology activities, as well as music and food as part of the organization’s annual fundraiser. The event honored Dr. Nancy Barlet with a Founder Award and Dr. Eliza Birnbaum with an Innovation Award. SCOPE promotes scientific literacy and appreciation among the general public. Pictured: Dr. Nancy Barlett, Cynthia Kramer and Dr. Elisa Birnbaum.

The Rose Foundation recently hosted a special screening of its documentary Rose Compass at the Tivoli Theatre, raising almost $4,000 to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The movie depicts Collen Caul’s 65-day, 1,000-mile run from St. Louis to New York City. Caul completed the journey to spread awareness and raise funds in honor of her sister Katie, a cystic fibrosis patient. The event also honored Mary Weiss, who has raised millions of dollars for the organization.

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