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Nan Hua High School

Nan Hua High School is a co-educational government secondary school in Clementi, offering the four-year Express course leading to the Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level national examination. Founded in 1917, Nan Hua High School is the tenth Special Assistance Plan school in Singapore, is an autonomous school since 2001; the school is the West Zone Centre of Excellence for Chinese Language and Culture. Nan Hua High School is not affiliated despite a shared heritage. Nan Hua High School was founded on 14 June 1917 as Nam Wah Girls' School, by Xiong Shangfu, an overseas Chinese industrialist and prominent figure in the local Cantonese community; the school was established with the aim to give girls in Singapore the opportunity of receiving an education, a privilege few girls had at that time. It was first founded in a makeshift school with two rented shop-houses converted into four classrooms in Coleman Street. From a cohort of fewer than 100 Chinese girls, the student population grew and in 1921, the school moved to a new building in Bencoolen Street to accommodate its expansion.

However, in 1924, the school was forced to close temporarily due to financial difficulties. After a series of public appeals, contributions of funds from the community helped pay off the school's debts, the school re-opened. By 1928, the Basic Teacher Training Programme had started and the student population continued to grow, leading to space constraints. In 1941, a new school building at Adis Road was ready and it became the "Main School" that ran normal training classes for teachers alongside primary classes; the old building at Bencoolen Street continued to function as a branch school offering primary classes. That same year, Nan Hwa Girls' School was forced to cease operations as a Japanese invasion drew near; the school complex at Adis Road was turned into the headquarters for the Imperial Japanese Army shortly after the surrender of the British colonial forces. The school re-opened in October 1945 after the return of the Allied forces; the School Management Committee set out to raise funds to rebuild enrol students.

Due to the overwhelming financial support of many parents, secondary classes were set up and the school's enrolment rose to 700 pupils. The school's name was changed to Nan Hwa Girls' High School, in December 1956. During this period, the curriculum underwent much restructuring and the school emerged as one of the premier girls' schools in Singapore; the branch school was separated from the main school to function as a primary school, with its name changed to Nan Hwa Girls' Primary School. The Main School became a secondary school after it terminated the intake of primary pupils in 1964. On 12 December 1982, Nan Hwa Girls' High School moved from Adis Road to Clementi Avenue 1 on the recommendation of the Ministry of Education; the school began to admit Secondary One boys and thus became coeducational in 1984. The school was renamed Nan Hua Secondary School, dropping the word "girls" in its name to reflect the change. On 1 April 1986, the School Management Committee was dissolved and the school administration was handed over to the Ministry of Education, while the School Advisory Committee was formed to represent the interest of the school.

This signified the change of the school from a Chinese medium school to an integrated secondary school utilising English as the medium of instruction. The move ended the school's long-standing status as an aided school. In the new millennium, Nan Hua Secondary School was accorded as the 10th Special Assistance Plan school. Under the Programme for Rebuilding and Improving Existing Schools, the school relocated to a new campus at 41 Clementi Avenue 1 on 20 December 2003; the former premises was occupied by the NUS High School of Science. The school subsequently attained the School of Distinction Award and Singapore Quality Class Award in 2005; the new school building was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 17 July 2005 when he declared Nan Hua Secondary School achieving its Autonomous Status in 2006. The school's name was changed to Nan Hua High School from 1 January 2006. In 2010, Nan Hua High School received the President's Award for the Environment, the highest environment accolade for organisations and companies in Singapore.

In 2017, Nan Hua High celebrated its 100th Anniversary with a series of activities and celebrations throughout the year, culminating in the 100th Anniversary Dinner held on 15 July 2017. The white colour of the school crest embodies purity in thought and deed; the blue signifies essential qualities of namely sincerity and integrity. The three corners of the triangle, a distinct feature for many Chinese schools, represents the moral and physical developments of students; the opened book featured in the crest symbolises the school's virtue in education. The school song is made up of one in English and one in Mandarin Chinese. In every rendition of the school song, both verses are sung, with the English verse coming first, followed by the Mandarin verse; the verse in English are written by Miss Ho Lai Lin, the song was moderated by Chin Wai Fah. Nan Hua High School and Nan Hua Primary School have similar school songs, due to the shared heritage of both schools; the school uniform is a white shirt with two metal buttons at the shoulder, with the Traditional Chinese characters of the school name on it.

Boys wear shirts with two front pockets at the chest fastened with two metal buttons, it is know

Racine Heritage Museum

The Racine Heritage Museum is a historical museum building and former Carnegie library, located at 701 S. Main St. in downtown Racine, Wisconsin. Designed by John Mauran in the Beaux-Arts style, the building served as the Racine Public Library from 1904 until 1958, has housed the Racine Heritage Museum since 1963, it is the home of the Racine County Historical Society. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on March 20, 1981. John Mauran designed the building, in an architectural style, described varyingly as Beaux-Arts and as Renaissance Revival; the two-story building is constructed of Bedford limestone and brick, with accents in "St. Louis granite pressed brick" and buff-colored terracotta; this terracotta is used to create many embellished decorations on each of the building's facades. The front of the building faces west toward Main Street, dominated by a Roman arch with an Ionic portico, topped by a broken pediment; the transom plaque, not original to the building, reads "Racine County Historical Society".

The frieze features the words "Free to the People". On the north facade, facing Seventh Street, a panel reads "Intelligence is the Foundation of Prosperity and Social Order". An accompanying panel on the south side read "Ye Shall Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Make You Free." The original east facade was destroyed by an expansion of the building in 1989, a 1981 survey records nothing significant about it. The idea of a public library for Racine was first proposed at a meeting of businessmen and ladies at the home of A. Arthur Guilbert in 1895. A library association was founded the following year, which lobbied for a successful ballot referendum that provided city funding to the project; some city philanthropists, including William Horlick, offered additional funding. The city's first public library, located in a room in the Secor Block, thus opened in September 1897. Afterward, the library association began raising funds for a permanent library building in West Park, but their efforts were hampered when the City Council blocked that site from being developed.

Meanwhile, the library's board sought the aid of Andrew Carnegie, who had funded the construction of hundreds of libraries in the United States, he offered a donation of $50,000 in 1901. However, it was stipulated that the library offer $5,000 of its proceeds to the Carnegie Foundation each year of its operation. After contentious debate, the library board chose the southeast corner of Main and Seventh streets as the site for its new building; the site was purchased from Mary E. Hall in 1902; the farmhouse that stood there was sold and moved. A number of plans for the building were submitted, the one chosen was a design by John Mauran, a two-story stone and brick building in the Beaux-Arts style; the plans were presented at the convention of the Western Library Association in August 1902, where it was declared "The Library Beautiful". The building's cornerstone was laid on May 1903, in a ceremony featuring judge Charles E. Dyer. Construction was contracted to A. H. Harcus and Co. and it opened to the public unceremoniously on March 16, 1904.

At the time of the library's opening, it held 97,000 books in its collection. Its ground floor featured two reading rooms, with a small auditorium and museum upstairs, newspaper archives in the basement; this building, was insufficient before long, the library was augmented with the opening of a branch in 1914, which had a higher circulation than the main building in the following year. Some of the library's collection was housed in the libraries of the city's public schools. By 1929, the building had been called "outgrown", proposals for a replacement in 1934 were inspired by the New Deal's public works programs. Architects Kirchoff & Rose submitted a plan that year for a large five-story building on that site, which the PWA approved but, never built. Efforts to replace the Racine Public Library were renewed in 1954, with the city council approving the proposal to build in Memorial Park, although cost concerns reduced the size of the planned building. After the new library building opened on May 18, 1958, the old building was left vacant.

Over 75,000 books were moved from the old library to the new in a single day. Various uses were proposed for it, including making it part of the University of Wisconsin–Racine campus or administrative offices for the Racine Unified School District; the Racine County Historical Society outgrowing its existing space in the county courthouse, held a campaign in 1960 to gain funding to buy the building. The Racine County Museum opened May 18, 1962; the museum remained a separate entity from the Historical Society, with which it shared the building, until they merged in 1982. A large addition on the east side of the building was constructed in 1989. A proposal for an new museum, known as "Discovery Place", received state and local funding in 2001, but was never built; the museum has housed the Racine County Sports Hall of Fame since its creation in 2011. In addition to the former Carnegie library building, the historical society owns the 1888 Bohemian Schoolhouse in Caledonia; as the primary historical museum of Racine County, the Heritage Museum is home to a large archival collection, kept in the basement, features several permanent exhibits in the upper floors.

These exhibits include: "Racine County: Factory for the World", highlighting a variety of well-known commercial products that were manufactured in Racine. "This Train is Bound For Glory: Racine County's Underground Railroad", focusing on abolitionist activism in Racine prior to the Civil War. "Waterways", featuring artifacts from Racine's history as a Lake Michigan port and harbor, the centerpiece of, a Fresnel lens f

Gino Minutelli

Gino Michael Minutelli is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher. He played during three seasons at the major league level for the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants, he was signed by the Reds as an amateur free agent in 1982. Minutelli played his first professional season with their Class-A Tri-City Triplets in 1985, his last with the Atlanta Braves' Triple-A Richmond Braves in 1995. Played for Sweetwater High School in National City. "Gino Minutelli Statistics". The Baseball Cube. 20 January 2008. "Gino Minutelli Statistics". Baseball-Reference. 20 January 2008