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High School Teacher Tells Seniors They Aren’t ‘Special’ In Inspirational Graduation Speech

There are ten of thousands of high school and college commencement speeches every year in America, making it difficult for the speaker to say something particularly original.

However David McCullough, Jr. figured out a unique to make his words stand out when he did the commencement duties at Wellesley High School in Massachusetts.

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Category: Education, Weird News
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97-Year-Old Finally, Finally, Gets Her Diploma

Eighty years is a long time to wait, but for Ann Colagiovanni, the wait was worth it. This 97-year-old grandma’s road to a diploma spans eight decades and is simultaneously incredibly sad and utterly heartwarming.

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Category: Education
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Eighth-Grader Snigdha Nandipati Wins Scripps National Spelling Bee — What Was the Clinching Word? [VIDEO]

If someone approached you on the street and asked you to spell “guetapens,” could you do it? If you’re San Diego eighth-grader Snigdha Nandipati, you could — that’s the word she correctly spelled on Thursday to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

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Category: Education, Sports
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Mother Outraged Over Daughter’s Award for ‘Most Homework Excuses’

Humorous academic superlatives are generally handed out in high school yearbooks. Maybe it’s best to keep it that way because a ”Catastrophe Award” for having the most homework excuses given to a third grader at Desert Springs Academy in Arizona is causing controversy.

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Category: Education, Weird News
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What’s the Best City for College Grads Looking for Work?

It is often a young person’s dream to move away from home to the big city once they have graduated from college.

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Category: Education
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Six-Year-Old Girl Becomes Youngest Ever to Qualify for National Spelling Bee

In general, most youngsters like six-year-old Lori Anne Madison are squarely focused on toys and cartoons. But Madison recently became the youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee in the contest’s 87-year history.

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Category: Education
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Join the Venus Transit Astronomy Party at Abilene State Park June 9th [VIDEO]

 

We just had a rare event happen with the annular solar eclipse, coming up in June there will be a similar event with the planet Venus. It's called the Transit of Venus 2012 and it's when the planet passes directly between the sun and the earth. Unless you plan on living a very long life this will be the only one you will ever see; the next one won't be until 2117.

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What is the Most Important Subject in School? [POLL]

The school year is winding down, and I recently got into a discussion with my A.I.S.D. 6th grader, Nathan, about what he thinks is the most important subject in school. At first, he gave me the "make dad happy" answer, saying they are all equally important.

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How Do You Motivate Your Child to Get Better Grades? [POLL]

Just when I thought there was an outside chance that my children were all perfect in every way, the U.S. Postal Service delivered a dose of reality. It came in the shape of an automatically generated form letter, and I was extremely surprised to see what my child was up to.

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Upcoming University and College Commencements in Abilene

Graduation time is here again. Seems that this school year went fast, then again I'm not the one hitting the books every night. We have 3 local universities and 1 college with graduations this weekend.

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Author of “Where The Wild Things Are”, Maurice Sendak, Dead at 83 [VIDEO]

Maurice Sendak, the award-winning author and illustrator of children's books, has died. Sendak, most recognized for "Where The Wild Things Are", died of complications from a stroke. He was 83.

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Abilene Readies for Range & Brush Field Day and “Heritage Tour”

In the cattle business, things are different from any other time in history. Grass has never been worth more than it is today, and brush and weeds have never been more costly than they are today

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