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Chesapeake Science Point Public Charter School

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10/07/2016

   
 
TABLE OF CONTENTS

BREAKING NEWS

CSP WILL MISS YOU

Homecoming/Spirit Week 2016 Pep Rally

CSP ATHLETICS...

Harvest for the Hungry

October is bullying awareness month

Show Your Tiger Pride!

Place Yearbook Order by October 31st to save 10%!

8th Grade and Senior Yearbook Ads


THANK-YOU

CSP Picture Day

Alzheimer's Walk

Thanks 6th grade English!


UPCOMING EVENTS

The 2016 Greater Maryland Heart Walk

VEX Robotics Team is Getting Ready for the Competition Season!

Hispanic Heritage Month

Can Sculpture How creative are you?


SCHOOL NEWS

PARCC RESOURCES

AP CALCULUS AB/BC

After school clubs

Saturday Detention

Attention CSP Parents: 7th Grade Students Get Silly

Robotics Club

Chess Club underway!

Dress Code Update


COLLEGE CORNER

College Essay Tips

College Counseling Calendar

College Park

College Fair

NSA Internship

Civil Engineering Career Fair

Easy Scholarship Money


FIELD TRIPS

Baltimore National College Fair for 11th and 12 grades


OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS

A message from PAC

2016 Election

PRACTICE , PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT

Pre-Approved Notification of Absence Form

Class Dues for 11th Grade!


DONATIONS NEEDED

Homecoming Donations


FAQs
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BREAKING NEWS
CSP WILL MISS YOU
Ms.Martha Purper,

Thank YOU for your service.

CSP will miss you.

CSP STAFF
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Homecoming/Spirit Week 2016 Pep Rally
The 2016 Homecoming/Spirit Week Pep Rally was a blast. MCed by Mr. Kerr, Mr. Hood, and SGA president Fathima Rifkey. Students and teachers competed in an obstacle course, toilet paper mummies judged by Mr. Derin, three point shot, half court shot, and a 3-legged race. The junior class came out victorious but everyone had a fantastic time. The Student Government Association would like to thank everyone for participating.

Student Government Association
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CSP ATHLETICS...
Upcoming games for CSP Varsity Girls and Boys Soccer are as follows:

10/14 @ Indian Creek
Girls 6:00 pm
Boys 7:30 pm

10/18 @ Old Mill
Boys 5:00 pm
Girls 7:00 pm

10/19 vs. CMIT @ T.H. Duckett Field in Laurel
Girls 3:30 pm
Boys 5:00 pm


*Our 10/19 Game vs. CMIT will be the FIRST EVER soccer game competing against our sister school!!!...We are VERY EXCITED about this match-up!!!

COME ON OUT AND SUPPORT YOUR TEAMS!!!


CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CSP VARSITY GOLF TEAM FOR THEIR VERY SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL SEASON!!!
Ryan Budahazy and Theresia McQuaid have advanced to the District V Finals to be held on Tuesday 10/11. If they advance in the Districts, they will move on to the championships being held at the University of Maryland!

We are very proud of all our CSP athletes!!

Erik Johnson
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Harvest for the Hungry
CSP is currently collecting donations for Harvest for the Hungry! We are accepting non-perishable food as well as monetary donations. Checks should be made payable to Chesapeake Science Point. Please help us reach our goal of 26,000 lbs to go towards this great cause!
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Ms. Zambito- rzambito@mycsp.org
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October is bullying awareness month
At CSP, there is a School-Wide Initiative to Combat Harassment/Bullying/Cyberbullying. We want to bring special awareness to this issue during the month of October since it is Bullying Awareness Month! Together we can work together to stomp out bullying.


To learn more about bullying, please see this website: http://www.aacps.org/html/press/bullyreport.asp


Ashlee Brown
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Show Your Tiger Pride!
There are some remaining "We the Beast" t-shirts available in Mrs. Cunning's room, 209, for $15. We ordered additional orange and grey shirts in adult size medium, but quantities are limited, so act fast! Please see the attachment for the design.
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Jessica Cunning
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Place Yearbook Order by October 31st to save 10%!
This year, we have switched yearbook companies and will now be working with TreeRing. The yearbook will be a hardcover book, in full color and allows for you to personalize two pages! By ordering your child’s yearbook early, you will be able to save 10% off of the list price of $45! Yearbooks have a guaranteed delivery date of no later than June 9th!

To order this year’s book, please visit
https://www.treering.com/validate
and enter in the password 1014667901281041.

If you ordered a yearbook for your child last year and have not received it, please have them come to the front desk before school to pick it up. We also have some extra yearbooks from last year that we will be selling for $40.

Jessica Cunning
jcunning@mycsp.org
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8th Grade and Senior Yearbook Ads
This year, we are offering up ad space at the end of the Senior section and 8th grade section of the yearbook for parent of the graduating students to create a personalized message. These ads will be created for you and serve as a one-of-a-kind memory for years to come. Ads will be in full color unless you note otherwise. Space is limited, and all reservations need to be made by Friday, December 16th. Once we receive your check, an email will be sent to you with more directions on how to submit your message and/or photographs at the end of October. If you would like this ad to be kept a surprise, please let us know when filling out the form attached.

Ad Size:
1/8 page- $25
¼ page- $45
½ page- $75

If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Cunning at jcunning@mycsp.org
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Jessica Cunning
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THANK-YOU
CSP Picture Day
Thank you to everyone (CSP Staff, PTSO/Volunteer Parents) who helped make CSP Picture Day a success!

David Hamrum
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Alzheimer's Walk
On Saturday, September 24th, over 40 10th grade students showed up at Centennial Park to volunteer for this year's Walk to End Alzheimer's. The Association emailed us shortly after the event and stated that our students were amazing, thanked us for all of our help throughout the event and hoped that they would see us next year. Thank you to all the students and parents who helped make this volunteer event a success!

Jessica Cunning
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Thanks 6th grade English!
Mr. Mullen would like to thank his 6th graders for their hard work on the ELA MAP test. This test will help Mr. Mullen determine opportunities for growth and will inform instruction. The students did well!

Gregory Mullen
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UPCOMING EVENTS
The 2016 Greater Maryland Heart Walk
The 2016 Greater Maryland Heart Walk will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016 in the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The events begins at 9am and the walk kicks off at 10am. Please follow this link to sign up:

http://heartwalk.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1150562

Students, this is a great way to get community service hours!

Ashlee Brown
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VEX Robotics Team is Getting Ready for the Competition Season!
Dear Parents,

There is a VEX competition on this Sunday (10/09/2016) and we are planning to go the competition to observe the robotics teams and robot games. We will be there between 1:45 pm and 3:45 pm.

If your child needs a ride please let us know (sbilgen@mycsp.org). Limited transportation is available by the coaches. This is a good opportunity for our students to see the competition and get some experience before their actual competition.

We will leave CSP at 1:15 pm and be back at 4:15 pm.

Competition Address: 1001 W Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21223

Also here is a friendly reminder: Students need to bring their robotics contract, media release form and $75 robotics club fee at latest on Saturday (10/15/2016).

Thanks,

Sinan Bilgen
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Hispanic Heritage Month
In commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month we celebrate Hispanic Americans that have played important roles in America's history, its values, and culture. This week we learned about personalities such as Supreme Court Judge Sonia Sotomayor; NASA Astronaut Franklin Chang-Diaz, song writer Jose Feliciano, and football player Mark Sanchez. Students researched other personalities in their area of interest and created posters that are displayed in the school hallways and the media center.

In the spirit of the celebration, we would like to invite our school’s Hispanic community for breakfast on Monday October 10th from 7:30 to 8:00 am. Come have breakfast with your children at school, connect with other families, and meet Mrs. Maria Sasso, new board of education member, who will share her experience as a Hispanic American in our country.

Please RSVP to Mrs. Albayrak at malbayrak@mycsp.org

Espero tener el placer de vuestra presencia en este evento. Muchas gracias.

Mrs. Albayrak

Malvina Albayrak
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Can Sculpture How creative are you?
Student council will be hosting a Can Sculpture event. What is a can sculpture? It is a sculpture made from food cans. You may use canned foods, cardboard and tape to create your sculpture. Google can sculptures or check it out on pinterest if you need more ideas.

Students should create a sculpture at home, take a photo of the sculpture and email it to dstinson@mycsp.org. They will then bring their sculptures to school on October 26th (you may recreate them using the photograph if needed) all Sculptures will be voted on then the canned goods will be donated to our Kids helping Kids food drive. Winners will be selected by vote at the end of the month.
Prizes will be distributed on October 31, 2016,
Best of Luck to all!

Diana Stinson
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SCHOOL NEWS
PARCC RESOURCES
Dear Parents/Guardians,

In the spring of 2017, our students will be taking a PARCC assessment test in grades 6-8 (English Language Arts(ELA)/Mathematics), Algebra 1, and English 10. (April 21 – June 2, 2017)

The test known as PARCC, stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and is based on assessing a student’s knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards. 

As we begin to prepare our students for these exams, we wanted to provide you with information that will help explain more about both the Common Core Standards and the PARCC initiative.  we have included some helpful links to websites you may wish to visit. 

We encourage you to visit these sites and help partner with us.

PARCC Resources

www.parcconline.org
www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes
www.corestandards.org
www.mdk12.org
http://parccgames.com
http://www.technologytailgate.com/2014/11/preparing-for-parcc-test-with-parcc.html
www.understandthescore.org


Information and videos about the score reports

www.marylandpublicschools.org
www.mdpta.org

CSP Administration
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AP CALCULUS AB/BC
Hello from AP CALCULUS,

Students have set up their accounts in www.mathxlforschool.com. From now on, they will be able to submit online homework. It is a great resource for students and thanks to CSP for providing an account for each student. Please also check with your students if they are enrolled in edmodo yet. I share lessons, extra study packets and exam dates through edmodo. In the meantime, it is greatly appreciated if you encourage your child to bring a charged(!) graphing calculator to class everyday.
Tutoring opportunities: I'm available during lunch time 12:02-12:45 pm and 3:00-3:20 pm everyday after school except Mondays.
Please let me know if you have any questions.


Yasemin Gunes
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After school clubs
* CSP clubs run begin at 3:05 pm and end at 4:00 pm.
* All students will report to the gym lobby for dismissal.
* For the safety of all students, parents are expected to pick-up their children by 04:05 pm.
* There will be no clubs on 2-hour early dismissal dates. If you wish to know these dates in advance, please see the AACPS or CSP calendar.

* Please check attached document for clubs days list and contact information.
Attachment(s)

Tayfun Yagar
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Saturday Detention
Beginning October 8th, we will be conducting Saturday Detention. Saturday Detention is not affiliated with our Saturday School Enrichment Program. Students are assigned to Saturday Detention by Administration. Saturday Detention gives a student the opportunity to reflect upon and improve their behavior.

Below are the procedures and guidelines for the Saturday Detention:
Procedures/Guidelines for Parents:
Students must be dropped off between 9:50 - 10:00 am and be picked up on time in the front office. If they are dropped off late, the student will need to make up that time at a future Saturday Detention.
Students are not permitted to interact with Saturday School enrichment program students.
Lunch is not provided for Saturday Detention.
Failure to report to an assigned Saturday Detention will result in an Out of School Suspension
Student MUST wear their complete uniform for Saturday Detention
Rules for Students
Student must sign in upon arrival and wait to be escorted to the assigned classroom.
Student must sit silently and complete tasks as assigned.
Student must raise their hand to be acknowledged by the teacher.
Student is not permitted to eat in the detention classroom.
Student is not permitted to use electronics. Otherwise it will be confiscated for the remainder of the session.
All school rules apply during Saturday Detention. Failure to follow school rules during Saturday Detention will result in an additional Saturday Detention, and possibly an out of school suspension.

Ashley Moore

Ashley Moore
Middle School Assistant Principal
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Attention CSP Parents: 7th Grade Students Get Silly
7th grade students have been working on learning grammar using the 4 Level Analysis method! We have been practicing our new skills in grammar during our warm ups. When students are done, I ask them to do something silly to show me that they are finished and we can check them together to get feedback. Some days it's "dabbing," some days it's pretending to sleep at their desk and some days it's sticking your work to your head! In any case, we sure do like to learn and be silly at the same time! I wonder what we will do next?!?!?!

Luann Bulisco
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Robotics Club
Robotics club is up and running. We have a great team this year. The Sophomores and Juniors have taken strong leadership roles and the Freshmen are working hard to learn their new roles. The team has began brainstorming fundraising ideas, robot designs, and resource needs. A few team members are working hard to learn Java in order to remotely control our robot, others are assessing the needs of the team, maintaining our engineering design journal, and lastly assessing this year's contest to determine the best designs to win. We are looking forward to a great year and much success in the coming months. Keep working hard team.

Andrew Meyer
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Chess Club underway!
Hello CSP! The long awaited moment is finally here. Chess club has begun. We currently have around 20 members, seems like it will continue to rise with incoming students. We have ordered our fresh new wooden chess sets, which will be coming this Wednesday, October 5th.

Congratulations to our newly elected executive board!

President - Tyler S.
Tournament Coordinator - Gareth D.
Treasurer - Aaban S.
Head Rook - Uswa H.
Head Knight - Hamza T.
Head Bishop - Shiyam R.

Mr. YILMAZ
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Dress Code Update
Weather permitting, students may wear shorts until October 30. On November 1, school shorts should be put away until April. Please take a moment to review the Dress Code again for appropriate clothing in the winter months.

Darryl Gonzalez
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COLLEGE CORNER
College Essay Tips
See attached document with college essay writing tips compiled by HS English department. Please feel free to email teachers for questions or support. We will be offering a Saturday Writing Workshop, coming soon, for students to conference with a teacher about his/her essay.
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Donna McCallister, English Department
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College Counseling Calendar

October 11: Towson University visits CSP. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance on Family Connection
October 12: No School. Use this day as a College Visit Day if you can!
October 17: Field trip to National College Fair for juniors and seniors
October 18: East Carolina University visits CSP. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance on Family Connection
October 19: Virginia Tech visits CSP. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance on Family Connection.
October 19: 8:30 to 12:00. All Juniors will take the PSAT
October 20 and 21: No school for students. Use these days as College Visit Days if you can!
October 22: ACT. Register at act.org. CSP is not a test site.
October 24: Frostburg State University visits CSP. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance on Family Connection
October 26: York College visits CSP. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance on Family Connection.
November 1: Civil Engineering Career Fair
November 3: Registration deadline for the December 3 SAT
November 4: Registration deadline for December 10 ACT
November 14: West Virginia University visits CSP. Sign up at least 24 hours in advance on Family Connection
November 5: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
December 3: SAT. Register at collegeboard.org
November 9: Salisbury University visits CSP. Sign up on Family Connection.
December 10: ACT. Register at act.org


Darryl Gonzalez
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College Park
Seniors (and parents of Seniors), if you are interested in applying to College Park, there is an Open House on October 10. There is more information about Visit Maryland Day at https://www.admissions.umd.edu/visit/vmd.php
This is a great opportunity to make sure Admissions knows that you are interested in going there. Don’t count on a rep coming to CSP from College Park because the person assigned to Anne Arundel County has left the Admissions Office, and they are looking to assign someone to Anne Arundel County but by the time that happens, it may be past Priority Deadline of November 1.

Darryl Gonzalez
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College Fair

There will be a college fair with over 150 colleges attending on Wednesday, October 19 at Broadneck HS from 6:30 to 8:30. If you did not sign up for the college fair at the Convention Center, be sure to attend this one. Be sure to get there early; parking is problematic and lines form for some of the more popular colleges.

Darryl Gonzalez
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NSA Internship
There are three programs that NSA runs for students. If you are interested, please pick up more information in Mr Yagar’s office.
FOR SENIORS: Interested in an internship after graduation? NSA offers STEM-related internships for 10-12 weeks, starting in June of your senior year. Also, seniors can apply to the Stokes Educational Scholarship Program. The scholarship gives you a job at NSA, tuition up to $30,000 and a year-round salary while attending college. The deadline for both senior programs is October 31.
FOR JUNIORS: There is a job program where you can work for NSA as an office assistant or a computer aide. The job would be at Ft Meade during your senior year. Application deadline is October 17.
All juniors and seniors have been given these applications. Hand them in to Dr Gonzalez three days before the deadline so that he can mail them.

Darryl Gonzalez
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Civil Engineering Career Fair
If you are a junior or a senior, and you would like to learn more about civil engineering careers, come to Civil Engineering Career Day at Michael’s 8th Avenue in Glen Burnie on November 1. You have to sign up with Dr Gonzalez by October 10. We have only a few spots allotted to us, and you need to get paperwork filled out before you are allowed to go, so if you are interested, please see Dr Gonzalez asap. Check out civil engineering as a career on Family Connection!

Darryl Gonzalez
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Easy Scholarship Money
Looking for the easiest way to get scholarships? Raise.me is a website that allows you to earn scholarships from over 180 colleges, starting in 9th grade, for things you’re already doing! Students earn micro-scholarships for college for getting an “A” or “B”, participating in a club or sport, completing community service hours, and more. Use the following link to sign-up for Raise.me: https://www.raise.me/join/1094846869

Darryl Gonzalez
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FIELD TRIPS
Baltimore National College Fair for 11th and 12 grades
Location: Baltimore Convention Center Halls A-B One West Pratt Street Baltimore, MD 21201
Date: 10/17/2016
Departure time: 9:30 am from CSP
Return time: 1:00 pm
Maximum number of students: 40
Contact person: Mr. Yagar
Required documents: Field trip permission letter (return to Mr. Yagar's room) due date 10/13/16
Cost: $10 for transportation due date 10/13/16

Students must hand in permission slip and money at the same time.

Tayfun Yagar
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OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS
A message from PAC
Attention Parents - Be a part of CSP Athletics!

The PAC (Parent Athletic Committee) is looking for your input!
Please come to the meeting on October 13 @ 6:30 and get informed, share ideas &
help grow our athletic program for your student.

CSP Athletics is an exciting part of CSP Spirit & Tiger Pride.
Be involved in the growth, the change & the choices!

See you there!

CSP Athletics
cspathletics@gmail.com

Angie Obrien Principal's Secretary
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2016 Election
Talking to your children about current events can sometimes be a tricky task for parents. This election cycle has made the task even more difficult. Regardless of where you stand, its important that your children, like adult voters, understand the necessity of making informed decisions. If you get a chance, please read the Washington Post's blog, "Talking to Kids About Elections--Without Bias".

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/on-parenting/post/talking-to-kids-about-elections--without-bias/2012/10/30/03bc64a6-2207-11e2-ac85-e669876c6a24_blog.html

Thank you,
Mrs. Ingulia
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PRACTICE , PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT
Dear parents,

PARCC result had been released. Please inspire your child to work harder on those standards that have not mastered YET. Encourage him/her to avail after school tutoring and practice at home using the following websites:

www.mathxlforschool.com
www.khanacademy.org
www.discoveryeducation.com
www.learnzillion.com
www.glencoe.com
www.artofproblemsolving.com

Thank you for all your support. Together we can make a difference.

Math Department
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Pre-Approved Notification of Absence Form
​Students should fill out the Pre-Approved Notification of Absence form if they know that they will be absent for 5 or more days prior to their absence. The form can be found here:

http://mycsp.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/pre-approved-notification-of-absence-form.pdf

Thank you!

Ashlee Brown
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Class Dues for 11th Grade!
Hello Parents/Guardians!

This is a reminder at 11th grade class dues are due on October 19th! Please have your student bring them directly to Ms. Bogden's office.

Thank you very much!

Cassandra Bogden
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DONATIONS NEEDED
Homecoming Donations
This year's homecoming has been decided!!! Homecoming will take place on Saturday, October 8th from 7:00 pm-10:00 pm. The theme this year is City of Lights. Hope to see everyone there!!!

We are looking for donations for this year's homecoming. We are looking for food/drink donations, tableware, and decorations. There are about 240 high school students.

Food and drink donations please wait until the day before to bring in. Tableware and decorations please bring in when you can. Please put a last name on everything.

For more information please contact Mr. Hood at khood@mycsp.org

Please see the following link to sign up for donations.

www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0F49A9A829A7F94-homecoming

Kristopher Hood
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