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September 5, 2017 | Mandi Wyndham

August 15, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

2016 Summer Backpack Journalism is a Wrap! (Photos)

What a great summer! It has been full of activity and our newest Backpack Journalists are the reason why!  I am excited to be able to share their stories with you.  They all did an amazing job and I am very proud of each one of them. Now it’s your turn, over the next few […]

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May 23, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Muriel Ebitz (Video)

Donella explains that Muriel Ebitz is an artist and graphic designer currently residing at Ingleside at King Farm.  She paints mainly water color and pastel. She has plenty of knowledge about the art industry. She enjoyed her job and has retired from graphic design, but still paints because it brings her joy.

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May 17, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Alan Kaplan (Video)

Abbi explains that Dr. Alan Kaplan is a physician of the PHS (Public Health Service) but he does not practice at the moment. He was a primary doctor during the Vietnam War.

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May 12, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Harriett Shapiro (Video)

Emily explains that Harriett Shapiro was the first woman in the Attorney General’s Office.  She has a very inspiring story to tell.

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May 9, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Miriam Rothchild (Video)

Sara explains that Miriam Rothchild is an artist and a former Lt. Colonel. She has a very interesting story to tell.

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May 5, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Dan Lednicer (Video)

Ebony explains that Dan Lednicer is a miniature painter. Mr. Lednicer taught me about miniature painting. He also told me about his inspirations for his art work. He has travelled to many different countries. His paintings are extremely small and detailed.

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May 2, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Judy Walser (Video)

Melanie explains that she had the pleasure of interviewing Judy Walser, who told her all about community organizing and what it is. She told her amazing stories about all the volunteer work and projects she worked with. She taught her that in order for change to happen, things need to get done as a community.

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April 28, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Nancy Kaplan (Video)

Anna explains that Nancy Kaplan is a volunteer who has worked with charities such as Project Turkey. She has donated goods, organized materials, and sown pillows for children in cancer units, as well as sown curtains for homeless shelters.  This is the story of her life helping others.

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April 25, 2016 | Mandi Wyndham

Backpack Report: Bob Youker (Video)

Angie explains that she interviewed Bob Youker who is a former bomb diffuser. He told me about what it was like to defuse a bomb and what to do. I learned that being in the military with a job like bomb defusing can be dangerous and you can have a good time as well.   […]

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