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Everyone's story is different. Success looks different for every person. VOICES is an audio series that celebrates these differences and successes. It shares the stories of the students, families and staff of Alexandria City Public Schools — told in their words and in their voices.

Everyone's story is different. Success looks different for every person. VOICES is an audio series that celebrates these differences and successes. It shares the stories of the students, families and staff of Alexandria City Public Schools — told in their words and in their voices.
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Everyone's story is different. Success looks different for every person. VOICES is an audio series that celebrates these differences and successes. It shares the stories of the students, families and staff of Alexandria City Public Schools — told in their words and in their voices.

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English


Episodes

VOICES #06: New T.C. Graduate Sterling Has the Midas Touch

6/18/2018
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Sterling Johnson — a soft-spoken football player — says he came into his own while a student at T.C. Williams and credits his coaches and counselor, Stacy Morris, for helping him graduate.

Duration:00:03:41

VOICES #05: Old Enough to Wear Orange and Make a Difference

5/29/2018
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Despite some critics saying ten-year-olds can’t make a difference, fifth-graders Carter Anderson, Henry Gibbs and Liz Peyton aren’t backing down. After the tragic Parkland school shooting in February, these Alexandria students decided they needed to get involved and make a difference.

Duration:00:02:06

VOICES #04: Addy’s Magic Mirror

5/21/2018
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While undergoing treatment for recurrent cancer, fourth-grade student Adelaide Flint entered her moving self-portrait "Stronger" into the PTA Reflections contest. Her mom, Stacey Flint, says Addy has taken a challenging situation and made something awesome. Not only did she win, she progressed all the way to winning the National Award of Merit — a dazzling national third-place! Addy finds inspiration in the music of Katy Perry whom she met and even had the opportunity to record her own...

Duration:00:05:50

VOICES #03: The Journey from Middle School Orchestra to Juilliard

5/7/2018
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Laura Cahn saw a determination and talent in her young viola student that she says was probably a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence for an elementary school music teacher. Her student, Bethlehem Hadgu, grew from a timid and inexperienced grammar school musician to become a full-ride Kovner Fellowship recipient to The Juilliard School. The soon-to-be T.C. graduate talks with her mentor, teacher and friend about their amazing journey together.

Duration:00:21:45

VOICES #02: It Was My First Day of School in the U.S. and I Spoke No English

4/20/2018
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Kathy remembers her first day in a U.S. school, she was just eight years old, had just arrived from Honduras, and spoke no English. Two years later, Kathy is now working on the same level as her English speaking peers, is a model student, and excels in math. English learning teacher Katie Knowles talks with Kathy about that scary first day of school, missing tamales and her dreams for the future.

Duration:00:07:06

VOICES #01: Olympic Boxing Hopeful Goes Back to School to Talk to His Former Principal

3/25/2018
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Troy Isley was a student quick to tangle with others, but his principal, Dr. Patricia Zissios, saw him as a young man brimming with untapped potential. Years later the AIBA World Boxing Bronze Medalist and Olympic hopeful stopped by to visit with her.

Duration:00:07:03