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An upbeat website for a downtown school

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An upbeat website for a downtown school

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Joshua Washington, teacher

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Sierra Pape
Washington has taught at Midtown for three and a half years despite coaching for eight and a half years.

Joshua Washington teaches PE and health, and has coached Midtown track for eight and a half years. Prior to teaching at Midtown, Washington was a Grady student.

“My favorite part of coaching is being a part of a team that I was a part of when I was a student here as well,” Washington said.

Washington understands the importance of high school in developing students’ maturity, and said the best part of being a teacher is being able to build relationships with students and getting to know them personally to support them through their journey. 

“High school is a very important part of life in terms of development,” Washington said. “A lot of the habits and things we do as adults were developed in high school. I attribute who I am a large part to the different experiences and the different teachers that I had at Grady.”

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Connie Erdozain
Connie Erdozain, A&E Managing Editor
Connie Erdozain is a junior and this is her third year writing for the Southerner. When she isn't writing, Connie enjoys painting, playing the piano, reading and spending time with her friends.
Sierra Pape
Sierra Pape, News Managing Editor
Sierra Pape is a junior and this is her third year on the Southerner staff. When she is not writing, you will find her running for the Midtown cross country team, working for Midtown Votes and political organizations outside of school, and singing and playing the guitar. She is excited to contribute to the paper for years to come.

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