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Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles talks character

Nick Foles led the Philadelphia Eagles to their first Super Bowl victory this month after spending years as a backup quarterback, becoming one of the most unlikely Super Bowl MVPs in National Football League history.

Model UN requires students to take other perspectives

Young female students at Buffalo’s Nardin Academy recently trekked to Chicago to represent Brazil in a Model United Nations conference hosted by University of Chicago students, an exercise in civics that required students to immerse themselves in new cultures and ideas.

Bronx Prep student falls in love with cello

Bronx teen Richard Jimenez is a freshman at the College of Saint Rose, and he credits a unique opportunity and mentorship at Bronx Prep high school for helping him to succeed in a neighborhood where many do not.

Sent to the principal’s office . . . for good behavior

“I’m very, very proud of you,” said the mother on the phone. “And thank you for being a good student. I love you,” she added. These words must have been music to the ears of Machen Elementary School principals Jennifer Humble and Daryl Crosby.

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