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An upbeat website for a downtown school

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Ava Bowie, senior

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Lily Rachwalski
Bowie smiles before her 4A AP Biology class begins.

Senior Ava Bowie has been dancing for 14 years and uses dance to transform and express herself in a way she can’t at school.

“I love dance,” Bowie said. “I’ve been dancing since I was three, I do contemporary, ballet and jazz.”

One of Bowie’s favorite things about dancing is how it allows her to spend time with longtime childhood friends.

“It’s really fun to get up on stage dance with my friends that I’ve danced with for my whole life, and it gives me an outlet to be myself in a really unique way.”

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Lily Rachwalski
Lily Rachwalski, Website Managing Editor
Lily is a junior and is excited to start her third year with the Southerner. Apart from her writing with the Southerner, Lily is a Georgia Scholastic Press Association (GSPA) student ambassador, representing both the Southerner and Georgia journalism as a whole. She is an active member of Latin club and plays ultimate frisbee for both Midtown and cATLanta, Georgia's under-20 club team. In her free time, you can find her hanging out with friends and family.

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