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Silver Byrd prepares to study in Thailand

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Alternative Copy story by Emma Polucha

Junior Silver Byrd is living out a popular high school fantasy by studying abroad in Thailand for her senior year. Byrd has been learning Thai in preparation for next year, as her host family will speak little to no English. She explains that Thai is a hard language to learn because there are not traditional letters, only symbols.

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Lilly Sample, Online Editor
Lilly Sample, a junior, is an Online Editor for the newspaper. She writes for the Editorial and Opinion section. Lilly’s favorite hobby is fishing and enjoys the Young Democrats club. She can also dislocate her shoulders.
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5 Responses to “Silver Byrd prepares to study in Thailand”

  1. Joseph Blomquist on April 11th, 2018 12:46 pm

    I like how the pictures and maps really give insight to the story and help to describe what is happening

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  2. Luke Dickinson on April 22nd, 2018 11:11 pm

    I like how his Alt-copy is laid out. Also it was very informative. Good job!

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  3. Linnea Phillips on April 23rd, 2018 10:52 pm

    Well done! Great and interesting lead that draws readers in and makes them want to read more. Powerful, impactful quotes that aren’t just stuck in to be in, but are successfully used strategically to move the reader. Visually stringing photos and good use of color. This alt copy was very vibrant and caught my eye immediately.

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  4. Mikayla Cousineau on April 24th, 2018 9:07 am

    This alt copy does a great job of hooking readers with a fun color and creative headline. The information provided in the nutgraph and through quotes tells a great story and does a nice job of conveying Silver’s excitement about her traveling. I enjoyed that Silver’s family was included as they will be largely impacted by this event as well. Awesome work Emma!

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  5. Noah Pasiuk on April 24th, 2018 9:49 am

    This alt copy does a very good job of displaying all the graphics along with showing quotes and facts. I think it is cool we can see the future of a student we know. Also we have multiple students tha travel and it’s cool we get to see how they are doing

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