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The summer slide is going to be worse this year. Students lose academic skills and knowledge when they are out of school in June, July, and the first two weeks of August. Educators are now worried about the COVID slide. Most schools in Texas lost eight-10 weeks of school in 2020, extending the summer slide from eight weeks to 16-18 weeks. Schools did the best they could to engage students with distance learning and study packets. Parents did the best they could to help students with homework. The pandemic has provided a trial run for American schools. The distancelearning experiment was not a complete success, but it did show educators how to make improvements for the fall.
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‘Imagine your Story’ at the library

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Hemphill County Library is proud to once again present their summer reading programs for all ages. This important program encourages people of all ages to read and enjoy the many benefits the library offers over the course of the summer. Reading throughout the summer benefits students of all ages, helping them to retain skills learned during the school year.
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Class of 2020 Grad

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On June 5, Atreyou Farrar graduated from high school. He has been home-schooled since the fifth grade. Creating video games and composing game music are areas in which Farrar excels. He plans to further his education by taking online courses specializing in music. Farrar has applied for a copyright on some of his digitally-composed music, and hopes to do contract work and sell his music online. He is the son of Caleb and Bonnie Farrar of Canadian.
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MSU Honor Students

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Victoria Valenzuela and Alexis Valenzuela were among 1,284 honor students recognized by Midwestern State University for the Spring 2020 semester. The honor roll included 477 students on the president’s honor roll, 361 students on the provost’s honor roll, including both Victoria and Alexis, and 446 students on the dean’s honor roll. A student who completes 12 hours in one semester with no grade lower than an A (4.0) will be included on the president’s honor roll. A student who completes 12 hours in one semester with a grade-point average of 3.75 to 3.99 and no grade lower than a C will be included on the provost’s honor roll. A student who completes a 12 hours in one semester with a grade-point average of 3.50 to 3.74 and no grade lower than a C will be included on the dean’s honor roll. No students on the honor roll are allowed to have semester grades of I, WF, or NC. Victoria and Alexis are the daughters of George and Cynthia Reeves of Canadian.