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The Atlanta Leaders for 100% Literacy (ALL) movement, which brings together 139 community members from a range of professions, aims to hire a new superintendent who can intervene with students and improve district literacy rates.
“Atlanta Leaders for 100% Literacy” demands district focus
Shalin BhatiaFebruary 12, 2024

The Atlanta Leaders for 100% Literacy (ALL) movement is urging Atlanta school board members to underscore the urgency of hiring a superintendent...

Matan Avissar, senior

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Shalin Bhatia
Avissar smiles in his AP Environmental Science class.

Senior Matan Avissar has been a kicker and punter for the Midtown football team since his sophomore year. His favorite part of playing was the satisfaction that came with punting, but he also enjoyed the community that the team fostered.

“One time, we went out and we picked up garbage for community service, which was really heartwarming,” Avissar. “The football team brought together parents and created a tight-knit community, and I enjoyed bonding with fellow players. I’m going to miss the team when I leave Midtown.”

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Shalin Bhatia, Editor in Chief
Shalin is in his fourth year of the Journalism pathway and is in his third year on the Southerner staff, serving as the Editor in Chief over the News Section. Besides writing stories, Shalin is a member of the Speech and Debate team and plays for the tennis team. He is very excited to help lead the staff this year.

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