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Finding Our Way

By Hamayail Ansari “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ~George Bernard Shaw Do you remember the first time you went to school in kindergarten? You were cautious, nervously clutching the straps of your Scooby-Doo backpack, but most of all, you felt lost. It wasn’t until a larger hand clasped your miniature … Continue reading

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  • 2013-14 Note from the the Editor: A large portion of this month’s Sword and Shield issue has been dedicated to our late principal, Bruce Dahmen. We have included poems and stories from the Spartan community about principal Dahmen’s leadership, his compassion for students and staff, and his generosity. (more…)


The 12th annual Memorial Holiday Art Fair runs this Thursday, Friday during regular school hours and Saturday from 10-2. It is a great outlet for lovely handmade objects of art. Join us in the Art Gallery...it will be a feast of artwork before your eyes!

Summit Credit Union is excited to announce the finalists for the Project Teen Money Scholarship Challenge. Congratulations to the finalists: Sylvan Gu, Tian-Tian He, Renee Kar-Johnson and Jorden Radloff. Please stop down to the Summit Credit Union branch at the beginning of lunch today for a surprise.

ALL students and teachers in need of scholarship information, please see Mrs. Brown by room 500 this week for information. She has over $500,000 worth of scholarships for your college expenses.

There will be a MANDATORY Science olympiad meeting Thursday morning at 8am in room 661.

Are you into graphic novels or superheroes? Comic Book Club will hold SUPERHERO MOVIE NIGHT today, afterschool in the literacy center. Pizza, soda, and snacks will be provided.

Attention creative writers and artists: Memorial's literary magazine is now accepting applications for its spring publication. Please see your English teacher, Ms. Guse or Mr. Walkner for more information.


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