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Atlanta Public Schools plans to focus on chronic absenteeism, missing any school, instead of truancy, unexcused absences. This takes the focus off of the legal process and onto the academic impact.
Georgia school districts deal with spiking chronic absenteeism
Brennan FrittsMay 16, 2024

Chronic absenteeism, a condition where a student misses 10% or more of a school year, has spiked in Georgia since COVID-19. Pre-COVID, Atlanta...

Halle Prevost, sophmore

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Prevost smiles during lunch in the courtyard.

Sophomore Halle Prevost’s schedule is packed full of sports, including cross country, soccer, and swim. 

“I enjoy soccer because it’s fun and I like scoring goals,” Prevost said. “Cross country is good for making friends and swim keeps me in shape and well rounded.”

All of these sports serve an important purpose to Prevost’s life and she has devised a goal for each one of them.

“I want to play soccer in college,” Prevost said. “I want to know how to swim and I want to be fast in cross country.”

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Molly Thompson
Molly Thompson, A&E Associate Managing Editor
Molly Thompson is a junior in her third year on the Southerner staff. She is a member of the cross country team and plays soccer. Apart from school and sports, Molly loves spending time with her friends, reading, and hanging out with her pets.

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