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Sorting clothes for the Clothing Exchange Closet (Courtesy?/ Cydnie Platt and Christy Bening)

Academy’s Clothing Closet Open to All

With spring approaching, it may be a good time to purge your closet and remove outgrown clothing and  consider recycling your school items ( especially boys’ pants) at CA’s Clothing Exchange Closet.   The 30-year-old Clothing Closet has evolved from its off-campus PACA origins to a closet stationed on campus, now managed by our Service

Katie Wu (Courtesy/Steve Rose)

Laine’s Column

Katie Wu, who has attended Academy since seventh grade, told me about her pursuits in different styles of dance, starting at three-year’s old. She has performed in local productions. Katie does Ballet, Jazz, and Modern dance. Q: How did you begin dancing?  Katie: My mom placed me in a creative ballet class at Dublin Dance

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Service Board’s “Shapers”

Although it may feel like 2021 has just started, planning for next school year has already begun beginning with Service Board Shaper applications. Shapers are Service Board leaders who exemplify initiative and commitment to service, sit on the board’s steering committee, consult with Service’s  elected leaders, and lead or manage events. Shapers are also expected

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Laine’s Column: “Buddy Up Tennis”

Senior Service Board President and varsity tennis co-captain, Lauren Motta, spoke with me about Buddy Up Tennis, a national organization that welcomes volunteers to coach tennis and fitness drills to Down Syndrome children and adults. Lauren says that tennis works to not only improve physical activity but also teaches life skills for greater independence. She first

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Twelve Speech and Debate Students Qualify for States

Academy’s Speech and Debate team will send 12 students to the March 5 and 6 state meet this year. Results will post  in our mid-March newsletter. Pictured left to right: Rehya Satish, Aleeza Yakoob, Sam Braveman, Alex Nanda, Yashu Tanneru, Ethan Kim, Alexis Cunningham, Lindsey Butler, Cory Wu, Ceci Reitter, Jaswanth Vandrasi, and Tara Hoffmann.

The Chinese character “春”(chun) means spring: in celebration of the Spring Festival or the Lunar New Year (Flickr) 

Celebrating Lunar New Year

February 12, 2021 marked the start of the Lunar New Year, according to the lunisolar calendar which uses the orbit of the moon and the sun’s position to determine the monthly cycles, unlike the Georgian calendar which starts the new year on January 1. Over 1.5 billion people, mostly in China and other parts of