Class Correspondent

A Storm Called Katrina,” an award-winning children’s book by Myron Uhlberg, earned the prestigious Teachers’ Choice Award from the International Reading Association. The award recognizes outstanding trade books published for children and adolescents that teachers find exceptional for curriculum use. Lucy DeVries Duffy was featured on the front page of the Cape Cod Times after completing the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) bicycle ride to Provincetown. The oldest female biker in the PMC, Lucy told the newspaper that “it’s fun at 79 to be treated like just another athlete and not a little old lady. … My friends are horrified I’m riding, but I’m gutsy. And maybe I’m crazy.” Since her husband, Allen Duffy, died from leukemia, Lucy has raised more than $200,000 from her many marathons, triathlons and other events. Bravo, Lucy, who says that she finds training sessions — riding a bike about 90 miles a day — “relaxing.”
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