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Amelia Waddell


The alarm rings at 6 a.m. and it makes me jump up. My emotions are all over the place. As I get ready, I think about the day ahead, and how for the next four weeks I will get to dance for six hours a day. Dance has been a part of my life since I was in the womb. This year I had the opportunity to attend the New York State Summer School for the Arts Modern Dance program fo…

The clash of the drums made the audience roar with excitement when Mount St. Mary Academy hosted the 10th annual Mountstock Battle of the Bands on Oct. 7. Mountstock is an annual outdoor event that brings together teens from all over the area. At this fun-filled event, local high school bands perform and the audience votes for the winner. A few the bands that performed i…

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Experienced adult entrepreneurs know that running a business is a challenge. But students Emily Bingham, Kaitlin Brill and Abigail Bradley are just beginning to learn about how unpredictable, thrilling and rewarding the world of business can be. The three Mount St. Mary Academy sophomores have created their own marketing company, Business Buzz. "As a company, we speci…

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Editor’s note: In fall 2015, NeXt Correspondent Amelia Waddell interviewed several peers as they left middle school for high school. Amelia recently checked in with these students to see how they’ve grown and changed since the start of freshman year.   Faye Panagopoulos Faye’s life has changed significantly in the past year and a half. "I stopped dancing and I becam…