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District backs smartphones' in classes

...uniformly obsessed with their phones.For Astrid Williams, an East senior with pale pink hair and her mind on college applications, the smartphone is still just a tool. One that she really likes but isn't addicted to."You can, like...
Hopi High in Ariz. becomes cross-country standout strive for college is a focus on the reservation on immediate, not future, plans.Instead of talking about college applications, he says the conversation around Hopi dinner tables focuses more on ceremonies, going to the kiva and tending...
Admissions director holds key to UW's door still something of a priest about his manner - genial and gently self-deprecating.Ballinger read 2,135 college applications last year, but says he's not the most prolific reader; that honor belongs to assistant director Robin Hennes...
Nikiski student recognized as one of nation's top scholars

...through National Honor Society and student council and she was Ernst's go-to teacher when it came to filling out college applications and editing scholarship essays."She blows me away," Neimczyk said. "She always gives 110 percent and I couldn't...
Sometimes a picture just isn't worth 1,000 words

...parenting. My first-born was graduating from high school. It was a year full of rituals and memory making, college applications, graduation ceremonies and, yes, the senior portrait. Our family isn't really the formal portrait type...
JDHS senior wins National Merit Scholarship

...because I loved the learning and I enjoyed learning stuff thoroughly. By the time grades became an issue with college applications and scholarships, doing what I loved to do got me to a point where I was in very good shape." As evidence of...
Recent JDHS grads to counsel younger peers make the best of it," he said. "I realized that I had to take a risk leaving home." With deadlines for college applications already beginning to pass, Eistetter said the school is trying to bolster the amount of information for students...
Around Town

...Wright, 789-7592. College Crunch Workshop, 2-5 p.m., Juneau-Douglas High School library. Help with college applications, essays and scholarships. Barb Conant, 463-1950. Unitarian Fellowship meeting, 10 a.m., Zach Gordon...
What's at stake with high stakes testing?

...their GPA or SAT scores. Many volunteer or join activities solely because they are told it will look good on their college applications. I constantly tell them that they are more than a number, but society overpowers my voice. We are teaching our...
Grading system is far too subjective now

...It took me all summer to get that teacher to change my grade. By then I'd already sent out my scholarship and college applications with my incorrect grade on it. Sometimes I wonder ``what if...'' Please write with any questions or similar...


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