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Most ninth-grade girls worry about schoolwork, friends and crushes. Lately, however, Valerie Xu has focused on face masks. The 15-year-old from Addison, Texas, says she wanted to do something about the lack of protective gear for medical workers during the coronavirus pandemic. She also wanted to combat stories stigmatizing Asian Americans for the outbreak. So […]

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Slay It Forward

Lucy Blaylock committed herself to volunteering when she was 8 years old. Now a fifth-grader at Union Elementary School in Gallatin, the 11-year-old is an award-winning, world-known volunteer. And in the midst of an ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Lucy, who was recently honored in the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, is shifting her focus to mask-making […]

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