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Education News Archive - June 03, 2007

SALLY THOMSON POJOAQUE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL Thomson graduated at the top of Pojoaque's 139-member senior class, its largest ever. Thomson still can't believe high school is over. "It hasn't really sunk in at all yet," Thomson says.

Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.