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Leader in Me

Leader in Me is a whole school transformation process, based off of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen Covey. The process that teaches 21st century leadership and life skills to students while creating a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader. We sat down with students, staff and parents at Graham and Atwood to hear stories about the ...

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Science Olympiad: A Family Affair

What do you get when you combine equal parts teamwork, commitment, collaboration, and family? The Tenniswood Elementary Science Olympiad team’s secret recipe for success. It’s a warm June day, and Tenniswood is hosting an assembly to honor their Science Olympiad team. The whole school is packed into the cafeteria, parents and volunteers lining the back of the room. One by one, the team members walk out to raucous applause, their smiles as ...

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Hobby to Career

“The moment I walk in that room I am judged. I always want to come out on top to prove that it is a man’s world but I can do this just as good, if not better.” Amber (Bryce) Scotti is a woman in a male-dominated profession. Her confidence didn’t come overnight. It came from years of hard work and heart-to-heart conversations in a garage. Amber is a 2012 L’Anse Creuse High ...

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Dylan and Theresa Rheker

A Hero’s Happiness

  Theresa Rheker and her husband tried to smile through the tears streaming down their faces. They watched their 14-year old son Dylan receive a standing ovation as he walked across the stage to accept an award nobody saw coming. This was one of “those” moments. A moment Theresa says she would bottle up and play over and over if she could. This was a moment that personifies why Dylan is his ...

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Brooke Nadolny

Exceeding Expectations

"Softball is literally my whole life." Brooke Nadolny, a soon to be senior at L’Anse Creuse High School, is like most 17-year-old girls, sporting her Harry Styles concert t-shirt and professing her love for her dogs Daryl and Lacy. But there’s something else about her: she just keeps hitting home runs. Nadolny has hit so many home runs that she is breaking state records. Brooke was recruited to play softball at just ...

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