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Westport Public Schools proves absent in 2016 National Blue Ribbon honorees release

Westport Public Schools proves absent in 2016 National Blue Ribbon honorees release

Becky Hoving '17, Managing Editor

September 29, 2016

Becky Hoving '17, Managing Editor The U.S. Department of Education announced this year’s National Blue Ribbon Schools on Sept. 28, 2016, yet not one of the 329 schools awarded were in Fairfield County. In years past, Fairfield County schools have frequented the National Blue Ribbon Program’s...

Guest opinion–Disparity of Educational Resources

Gabriela Vega, Guest Writer

June 9, 2016

How is it that academic expectations range so significantly just ten minutes down the road? From simply hoping to experience high school, to striving to attend the most prestigious ivy league colleges, students adapt to certain expectations and pressures according to the environment in which they grow...

Brynly Marsh says Goodbye to Staples and Hello to Tanzania

Brynly Marsh says Goodbye to Staples and Hello to Tanzania

Sasha Narang and Erin Lynch

April 29, 2016

As the year is coming to an end, so is high school for the class of 2016. With a few weeks left until senior internships begin, the student filled halls will soon be missing 400 of its most dedicated Wreckers. Brynly Marsh ’16 is more than excited to trade her eight classes a day for an internship i...

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

James Baldwin speech inspires teachers to bring documentary to Staples

Josiah Tarrant, Staff Writer

March 24, 2016

On a sunny Saturday afternoon, March 11, a large crowd filled the McManus Room at the Westport Library to enjoy a screening and discussion of the award-winning documentary, “James Baldwin:  The Price of the Ticket.” The event was a collaboration presented by the Westport Library and TEAM (Together Effectively Achieving Multicu...

Providing power through pencils

Providing power through pencils

Olivia Foster, Staff Writer

February 26, 2016

A pencil may not seem like much more than a writing tool, but for many kids in developing countries, such as Latin America and Asia, a pencil is a source of potential, possibility and opportunity. Since its founding in 2008 by Adam Braun, the non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization Pencils of Promise has built 33...

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