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Travel broadens the mind

For Teens & 20s writer Jakob S. Miller, traveling overseas with his grandparents was an educational experience. / Photo submitted

By Jakob S. Miller
Times-News correspondent

   Travel is not only an enriching experience that you can tell stories about for the rest of your life, but also a motivator when it comes to school. My personal experience was during the summer of last year, before I started high school.
My grandparents and I went on an adventure exploring Europe and its culture. One of the places we visited for a substantial amount of time was France, which was important since I would soon be taking French.
I developed an appreciation for the value of read more…


Jonathan Hester is an ‘authentic’ volunteer

Jonathan Hester is May 2016's Student of the Month. / Photo submitted

By Jakob S. Miller
Times-News correspondent

   Authentic is a word that isn’t just thrown around when describing someone. However, it is certainly applicable to Southern Alamance High School senior Jonathan Hester. Jonathan is someone who is easy to be around, and was described by Dr. Rosemary Fischer as completely himself in the natural way he is able to relate to persons of varying abilities, ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, etc.
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Bringing fun to reading

Catherine Wiggins / Photo submitted

By Catherine Wiggins
Times-News correspondent

   Battle of the Books, or Battle, is a friendly competition between schools, students or even students and teachers. For high school students, it is a fun and casual event. For elementary and middle school students, it’s a bit more serious.
There are three major components to Battle: books, friendship and fun. You learn a lot from the months you spend in Battle. Whether it is read more…


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