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Topic - Spingarn High School
Joel Elias Spingarn High School is a public high school located in the District of Columbia. The school is named after Joel Elias Spingarn (1875–1939) an American educator and literary critic who established (1913) the Spingarn Medal, awarded annually for outstanding achievement by an African American. - Source: Wikipedia
For 15-year-old Esther Stroy, it was more than the world's best summer vacation. It was the opportunity of a lifetime.
It was early Saturday morning in Northwest D.C., and the stands were already packed with spectators. Meet organizers were hard at work, as 800 athletes from 31 track clubs and teams gathered on the astroturf infield at Spingarn High School, after a stirring opening ceremony that paid homage to the actual Olympic Games.
During a normal NBA offseason, young NBA players like Sacramento Kings forward Donte Greene could be found in Las Vegas in July, playing in the NBA summer league.
Of the 10 current and former city wards arrested on murder charges since The Washington Times concluded an analysis of a year's worth of killings connected to this population of youths, the case of 19-year-old Kwan Kearney, charged in two homicides a week apart, is perhaps the most chilling.