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Czech foreign exchange student joins Staples community

When Martin Dolezal boarded his plane in the Czech Republic heading for a year-long stay in the United States, he had no sincere expectations for what would be on the other side. Basing his previous knowledge on America off of media, friends’ stories and overall stereotypes, his preconceptions would be proven quite wrong once he…

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Sophomore takes seventh in state writing contest

Staples sophomore Sam Sheppard placed seventh in the Connecticut Young Writers Trust Competition for a piece she submitted, written in English class. This was Sheppard’s first time entering a writing competition and was selected from hundreds of pieces. Sheppard first heard about the competition from Soundings advisor Alex Miller. “It was brought to my attention…

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Writing for Real: Two Students Win National Awards

“If you want to encourage students to be writers, they need to be writing for a real audience,” said Julie Heller, 6-12 Coordinator for English. “They need to be publishing their work.” One way to do so is by entering writing contests. In April, two students, Katie Cion ’14 and Katie Zhou ’14, won the…