By Rick LaPlante, New Haven Schools Public Information Officer
Three James Logan High School students won individual awards as Logan walked away with another unofficial national championship at the National Forensic League tournament last week in Wichita, Kansas.
Sophomore Cameron Steele finished first in Humorous Interpretation and juniors Taron Grizzell and Karen Joshi finished first in Duo Interpretation as Coach Tommie Lindsey’s team won School of Excellence awards in both speech and debate. It marked the 10th consecutive year that Logan has won a School of Excellence award.
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By Faiza Elmasry,VOA News
MEG: A Novel of Deep Terror
by Steve Alten
Mass Market Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Tsunami Books; 2 Rev Exp edition
Reading is one of the basic skills necessary for success in school and in life. But there's a difference between being able to read, and enjoying it. Many middle and high school students are reluctant readers, having found television, video games and peer interaction more interesting. But Adopt-An-Author, a nationwide program that uses science-based thrillers and non-fiction stories, is getting teens excited about reading.
"I wasn't really into reading. It wasn't my favorite thing to do," says Alex Rill, 17, a high school senior in Palm Beach Florida. That was before his teacher assigned his class to read Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror, the story of a monstrous prehistoric shark with a voracious appetite. "This book, you have to read it, you can't stop reading it. You have to go to the next chapter to see what's going to happen. I had so much fun, like I was watching a movie."
That was three years ago. Not only did Alex devour the novel, he met the man who wrote it, New York Times best-selling author Steve Alten.
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By Michelle Caruso
New York Daily News (MCT)
ANGELES — Ron Goldman's family wants TMZ.com to pay big bucks in damages for posting O.J. Simpson's "If I Did It" online Tuesday, destroying the book's potential value in the publishing market.
The Goldmans had fought for months in court to win rights to the manuscript and were "just days away" from a legal settlement that would have allowed them to sell it to a publisher and keep the proceeds, Goldman lawyer Jonathan Polak said.
"It's reprehensible," said Polak, who suspects someone in Simpson's camp leaked the text to spite the Goldmans.
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From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
(Mary) Antoinette Perry (June 27, 1888 – June 28, 1946), was an actress, director, and co-founder of the American Theatre Wing.
Born in Denver, Colorado, she spent her childhood aspiring to replicate the thespian artistry of her aunt and uncle, both of whom were well-respected touring actors. She appeared opposite David Warfield in Music Master
in 1906 when she was only eighteen years old. Her career was on the rise, yet she left the stage a star in 1909, to marry Denver businessman Frank W. Frueauff and start a family. Years later, her daughters would follow in her footsteps, likewise pursuing careers in the theatre, Elaine as a producer and Margaret as a stage manager.
Read more about Antoinette Perry and her namesake Tony Awards, free from the American Theater Wing.
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