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Knowledge now falling into the laptops of Archmere students

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CLAYMONT — When Archmere Academy administrators informed students last year that each of them would be receiving a laptop from the school beginning this year, Kelsey Kushner was not impressed.

“I thought it was the worst idea ever,” the senior said last week. “I was so used to taking notes, that was the way I studied, and I didn’t want to change anything, especially not for senior year.”

Kushner said she had found the requirement to have a laptop a distraction at her previous school, but her outlook is changing as the program evolves at Archmere. “It’s just easier to have everything in one spot.”
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Beauty queen, role model

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Youth

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Reigning Miss Delaware Maria Cahill displays her faith on the public stage, sets example for girls who admire her

GLASGOW — Maria Cahill makes her faith known in her sometimes tongue-in-cheek blog as Miss Delaware 2011. Each day’s postings end with a Bible quote.

“A lot of my blog is sarcastic humor,” Cahill said, “but at the end of the day, the last thing I want them to remember me by is what is most important to me.”
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Teens, who remember 9-11, still learning its lessons

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Youth

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Taylor Strauss lived in Brooklyn, N.Y., at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, and she remembers that day because her mother picked her up early from preschool and took her to Toys R Us to get a new Barbie.

“I just basically remember her getting a call from my dad saying, ‘Have you seen the news, have you heard?’ just kind of frantic and in a panic,” the Ursuline Academy freshman recalled last week.
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No idle singer: St. Elizabeth junior pursuing her singing ambitions

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Youth

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WILMINGTON — For as long as Susan Teoli can remember, her daughter, Mary, enjoyed singing. She sang everywhere. Susan and her husband, Jim, thought Mary was really good.

“But then to us, you know parents,” she said.
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St. Thomas More grad returns to teach at alma mater

October 13th, 2011 Posted in Youth

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MAGNOLIA — Ten years after graduating from the diocese’s newest high school, St. Thomas More Prep, Sara Spencer Passon is back, this time as a social studies teacher. She is the first graduate to teach at her alma mater, and she believes this is where she is supposed to be.

“I like the small atmosphere,” she said last week between classes. “It just feels like there’s a closeness. Everybody genuinely seems to care about everybody else’s well-being, which is something I don’t think you always see in a lot of larger schools.”
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