Like many fourth-graders, Grace Thornton has an imaginary friend. But Thornton’s companion, Bobby the dragon, is more than a harmless illusion — he is her inescapable reality. And during the May 26 “Celebration of Youth” essay contest ceremony at Dupont...
Beryl Radin is exactly the kind of woman you’d hope would write a memoir. She has lived around the world, advocated for some of the most important causes of the last century, worked in government and academia, and won...
Meet Rusty! This 10-year-old is actually nothing like his name — there’s no rust in this little guy! Rusty enjoys playing chase, tug of war, sunbathing and going on walks. He is easily excited and will twirl in circles...
Washington International School On a hot Monday afternoon, the day before the eighth grade moving-up ceremony, 11 Washington International School eighth-graders traveled to the National Arboretum in Northeast. They weren’t studying trees or smelling flowers. They were taking photos. This was...
British International School of Washington Despite the warming temperatures and longer days, which hint that summer is fast approaching, the British International School of Washington community is still as energetic and lively as ever. Over this week, Year 10 students sat...
By the Humane Rescue Alliance Meet Colby! This good-looking 1-year-old boy is ready to be in a loving, stable home. Colby came to Humane Rescue Alliance when his owner had to move and could no longer care for him. Colby lived...
Key Elementary School The Key School celebrated its sixth annual Hootenanny, our form of a spring concert. It was a hoot. It was our biggest Hootenanny ever. We had 110 kids from first grade through fifth grade singing. We sang...
More than 100 children descended on the Cleveland Park business district on a recent Saturday morning, eagerly awaiting buyers for the products they’d spent months devising, making and marketing. Customers who strolled through the white tents at the Acton Children’s...
By the Humane Rescue Alliance Meet Rumple! This little guy came to the Humane Rescue Alliance looking more like a sheep than a dog, as his coat had become completely overgrown and matted prior to his arrival. After an extended grooming...
Sanah Hutchins, 7, clutched her new plaque to her chest. Her father knelt down to her level and extended his hand, hoping to read the inscription on the front. But Hutchins held firm. “Mine!” she said. It’s easy to see why...

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