Meet Tortellini! Tortellini is a sweet 3-year-old who is ready for a lucky break. Surrendered by her owner, Tortellini came to HRA pregnant, underweight and a bit shy. A nutrition program was prescribed and she has gained some of her weight...
By ELLIDA PARKER AND MAYA WILSON Wilson Beacon (Wilson High Newspaper) Principal Kimberly Martin remembers eagerly awaiting the first day of school in 2015. She was new to Wilson and was thrilled by the prospect of working in a diverse community...
Alice Deal Middle School On April 4, eighth graders attending Alice Deal Middle School’s art class visited the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. I was one of these students. Analyzing specific themes in each portrait, we looked at the facial expressions...
Meet Hercules! Living up to his name, Hercules is a big, strong boy. But he’s also a little on the shy side and very sweet! Hercules loves to be around people and snuggle up with whoever will give him some...
Susan Meehan inched down her front steps, two of her own publications tucked under her arm: “Talking to the Night” and “The Color of Truth,” each a collection of poems centered around the changes D.C. has experienced since the...
By: Olivia Berman, sixth-grader In the wake of the fatal Parkland school shooting, Sheridan School students felt the need to make their voices heard. They wanted to create change, but how? The answer: The Sheridan Young Activists group. This club is...
Tayla Burney of WAMU 88.5 Radio: ■ “The Ways of the Dead,” “Murder, D.C.” and “Only the Hunted Run” (“The Sully Carter Series”) by Neely Tucker: “This trio of novels represents the fiction I’ve found most authentically captures the District in...
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...
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...
Deal Middle School Feb. 14, 2018: a tragic day students and teachers will never forget. Now a month later, Deal students have turned a tragedy into a movement. On March 14, approximately 650 students participated in a 17-minute walkout. There...

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