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Student Spotlight: Poems from a VPSA Student

Traveling the Globe by Elizabeth Russell, 9th Grade Austin, Texas   My fingers spin the globe, The whole world in front of me. One finger poised to stop it. Where will I land next?   There! I feel a mountain ridge, A long one, extending far. What huge peaks those […]

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Short Stories: A Visit from Martin Luther

It was a dark and stormy night…
 Well, not really, but it made a nice opener and made Mr. John Tracy, Purveyor of Fine Goods, feel better about closing up shop early. It was Christmas Eve, and he was looking forward to seeing his children, Darla and Macy. They would […]

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Short Stories: The Tailor’s Tale of Truth

“Hello, honest sirs. Who? Me? Am I the tailor who humiliated the emperor and made his entire nation appear daft? Who cheated the royal person? Who swindled him, you ask? Really! I am speechlessly shocked at your boldness. Well, yes, I was the tailor involved in that particular situation. But […]

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Student Spotlight: The Poor Man’s Hunter

There are many different writing formats taught in Composition classes, but one of the most helpful and elementary is the TRIAC paragraph. TRIAC stands for the words Topic, Restrict, Illustrate, Analysis, and Clincher.Following a specific pattern of giving information, it is an effective format, and aids students in writing concise, […]

Short Stories: Abigail Nabal – Part 1
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Short Stories: Abigail Nabal – Part 1

Author’s Note: The following story (to be published in parts) is a story based loosely on the account of David and Abigail from 1 Samuel 25. However, that time period was not well documented and so I have moved their story to the Middle Ages. The “typical” Middle Ages, mind […]

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Student Spotlight: The First Hero of the American Navy

In Composition I, writing biographies can be a difficult assignment.  Most students enjoy the challenge of creatively representing bare facts in diverse and concise sentences.  Last month Charlotte Kapuscak achieved this goal.  Her biography on John Paul Jones was chosen for our monthly Student Spotlight.  Using an assortment of sentences […]