SPA Weekly Parent Newsletter

Thursday, October 14th, 2010
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    Students in US English teacher Emily Meisler’s advisory, pictured above with a homeowner on Juno Avenue, raked leaves in the Mac/Groveland neighborhood around the Randolph campus on October 13 as part of the sophomore service-learning project. See story below in Upper School News.

  • K-12 News

    Newsletter schedule: Due to the short week, there will be no Parent Newsletter published on Friday, October 22. Publication will resume on Friday, October 29.

    “Ceramics Then/Ceramics Now,” the current exhibit in the Drake Gallery, received a rave review in national arts magazine American Craft Magazine. “In a show with so many great pieces…it would be difficult to go wrong,” the reviewer noted. Read the full review. The exhibit runs through Saturday, October 23.

    Special schedule for MEA: The week of October 18 is a short week for SPA. No Middle School classes will be held on Wednesday, October 20; this is also the second day of MS Parent/Teacher conferences. There are no classes in all three divisions on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22; in the Lower School, Extended Day will be open on both these days. Please note that both the Randolph and Goodrich buildings will be closed on Friday, October 22. All academic and administrative offices will be closed on this day with the exception of the Extended Day program on the Goodrich campus.

    Parent Prom Party!: All SPA parents are invited to attend the 2010 SPA Parent Prom Party on Friday, November 5, from 7:30 p.m. to midnight at the Dancer's Studio at 1508 University Avenue in St. Paul. This event was “auctioned” at the Spring Party in May 2010, and will feature dancing, food, and promwear from the 70’s and 80’s—dig out your dresses and tuxes! Five SPA families are hosting the evening; all SPA parents are encouraged to join us for the fun. Cost is $40 per person; for more information or to RSVP, please contact Marcy Gast at mjgast@comcast.net.

    Save the date for The Secret Garden: Middle School students are hard at work, rehearsing for the fall play production, The Secret Garden. Sixth grader Shefali Bijwadia is embracing the role of Mary Lennox with creative exuberance. Other talented cast members include eighth graders Maggie Clark and Sandhya Ramachrandan; seventh graders Jack Lose, Elizabeth Bukingolts, and Claudia Rosario; and sixth graders Lexi Foman, Leah Hughes, Netta Kaplan, Mackenzie Kuller, Noah Laurey, Kathryn Schmechel, Sonia Sukumar, Shelby Tietel, Nikolai Young, and Enxo Vinholi. Working hard on stage construction are Leah Hughes, Netta Kaplan, Neeti Kulkarni, Claudia Rosario, and Peter Schlesiman. Stephanie Li and Hannah Stanley will light the stage and Leah Hughes, Oona Prozinki, and Sonia Sukumar will assist with make-up. The Secret Garden cast will perform in a special assembly at the Lower School on October 29 at 1:30 p.m., followed by a Saturday matinee on October 30 at 4 p.m. for the general public. This is a family-friendly show, and parents are encouraged to bring their children to see this production.

    Pops Concert 2010: This year’s Pops Concert will be held on Saturday, November 13, at 7 p.m. in the O’Shaughnessy auditorium at the University of St. Catherine. This enormously popular SPA event will feature almost 200 students performing audience favorites and pop hits from the 1970’s to the present. Groups performing include the Blue Jazz Ensemble, Gold Jazz Ensemble, Upper School Orchestra, Senior Strings, Summit Singers, Summit Chamber Singers, Academy Chorale, and the Academy Chamber Chorale. Don’t miss it!

    Book Fest poster contest winners: Last month, Middle and Upper School students submitted poster artwork using two storytelling quotes provided by the M/US Book Fest committee in an annual competition for the year’s M/US Book Fest poster. This year’s winners are seniors Claire Larkin and Zach Rice. Look for their compelling posters displayed all around the campus. Congratulations, Claire and Zach!

  • Lower School

    The next Lower School Spirit Store Sale is this Friday, October 15, after school in the Goodrich Campus Living Room. Come and check out our new SPA water bottles! For more information about the Lower School Spirit Store, contact Alli Iverson at abiverson@yahoo.com.

    Lower School Book Festival News: The Book Festival is seeking children's book-related trivia questions to be used during Book Festival week. The goal is to collect at least one question and answer from each student. All levels of questions are welcome! Submit your questions (with answers) via email to kristinchoi@hotmail.com by November 1. Also needed are musicians or performers, from kindergartners to grandparents, to perform on Family Night, November 11, at the Cabaret Cafe between 5 and 8 p.m. Shifts can be as short as 5 minutes! Or, if you’d like, regale us for longer. Please contact Kris Rose at 651-699-9175 or Kristen.rose@comcast.net.

    Book pre-order: Pre-order your Book Festival books by our featured authors by October 19. Forms are available in the Living Room. Please note that Karen Henry Clark's picture book, Sweet Moon Baby, is available in hardcover only, and not paperback as stated on the form.

    The next Family Move Night will be held on Friday, October 29, from 7-9 p.m. in the Extended Day room. The night’s feature will be Bedknobs and Broomsticks; popcorn and a beverage for children will be provided.

    Being a good neighbor at Goodrich: Lower School principal Cliff Clark recently sent a letter to all parents regarding some “good neighbor” discussions with residents on Goodrich, Fairmount, and Dunlap. Read the letter.

    Halloween Parade: The annual Halloween Parade will be held on Friday, October 29, at 8:15 a.m. Wear your costumes!

    A parent social for grades 3 and 4 will be held on Tuesday, October 26, at 7 p.m. at the home of Liz and Tim Welsh. We hope to see all 3/4 parents there!

  • Middle School

    Middle School conference sign-up: Online sign-up for conferences will be open between October 4 and noon on October 18. If you do not have Internet access, please call Maurine Hatting in the Middle School office at 651-696-1352 to help you schedule your conferences. Conferences will be held on October 19 from 4- 8:30 p.m. and October 20 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Parents who cannot attend conferences on these dates due to an unavoidable conflict should contact principal Jill Romans at jromans@spa.edu to make alternate arrangements.

    Middle School Social: The first Middle School social of the year will be held on Friday, October 15, from 7-10 p.m. in Bigelow Commons. Activities will include dancing, games, and a movie. Cost is $5 at the door, and all students must arrive by 8 p.m.; students needing to arrive later must clear this in advance with Dr. Romans. Guests must have a completed registration slip and must be in grades 6-8. All school policies, including dress code, apply, and students must be picked up promptly at 10 p.m.

    Middle School Parent Social: Please join your fellow Middle School parents for some social time on Friday, October 15, in the Upper School library from 7-10 p.m. during the MS student social. Appetizers, snacks, and refreshments will be provided, along with a make-your-own Italian Soda station. This event takes place at the same time as the Middle School Social, so you can stop by the Library when you drop your child off or pick them up. We look forward to seeing you there.

    Special schedule day changes to October 29: Parents may have noticed a special schedule day designated for Monday, November 1. Due to several good things planned for Friday, October 29, we will shift our special schedule day to that day, and have a regular school day (Day 5) on Monday, November 1. Following our annual Halloween Assembly and costume contest on October 29, students will change out of their costumes and walk over to St. Catherine’s O’Shaughnessy Auditorium (please make sure your student has an appropriate change of clothing that day). The program at O’Shaughnessy features the Katha Dance Theater, which showcases the evolution of classical Kathak dance of North India, performing Sundari Aur Nag, an Indian retelling of Beauty and the Beast. There is a special SPA connection to this performance: SPA senior Sonali Garg, seventh grader Sonya Garg, and and alumna Priyanka Jain ‘09 are part of the Katha Dance Theater and will be performing in the show.

    Kevin Kling headlines this year’s M/US Book Fest: Storyteller Kevin Kling will kick off this year’s M/US Book Fest on Monday, November 8 at 10:30 in the SPA gymnasium. Best known for his touching, often hilarious autobiographical tales, Kevin Kling is the author of Kevin Kling’s Holiday Inn and The Dog Says How. Following his talk to students, Kevin will sign his books in the Summit Center from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.; SPA parents and alumni/ae are welcome and encouraged to attend the signing and meet Mr. Kling. Also, on Wednesday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m., local author and photographer Mary Ludington will be signing her photograph book entitled The Nature of Dogs.

  • Upper School

    Senior Parent College Q&A Night: College counselors Jill Apple and Mary Hill will offer a Senior Parent College Q&A on Monday, October 25, 7-8:30 p.m. in Bigelow Commons. This event is an opportunity to address particular questions at this stage of the search and application process, and may be especially helpful for parents guiding their eldest child through the college process. Jill and Mary will suggest ways to help your senior focus their college list and prepare strong applications. We’ll cover details and logistics, how counselors and parents assist seniors, and the important “big picture” aspects of the college process in the context of senior year.

    Grade 10 service projects: Following the PSAT on October 13, sophomores spent the afternoon engaged in community service projects around the Twin Cities. Groups spent time raking leaves, cleaning up river debris, making cards for senior citizens, and providing food locally and internationally. See the recent “Day in the Life” entry on the SPA website for more details about the sophomore service projects.

    SPA seniors earn National Merit recognition: Seven SPA seniors have been named National Merit Semifinalists for 2010-11, an honor accorded to fewer than 1% of high school seniors nationally. The seven Semifinalists are Alexandra Johnson, Gavriella Levy Haskell, Hannah Lutz, John Micevych, Preston Morris, Nathan Rice, and Steven Wendeborn. An additional fifteen seniors earned National Merit Commendation honors: Alexander Berger, Madeline Butler, Kjersten Conway, Samuel Dicke, Jackson Evert, Sonali Garg, John Hill, Nadja Leonhard-Hooper, Zachary Mohring, Emily Rasmussen, Zachary Rice, Hannah Samuelson, Kira Snyder, Jonathan Socha, and Jada Wensman. National Merit recognition was also given to Alexandra Johnson, recognized as a National Hispanic Scholar, and Ambrosia Smith, recognized as a National Achievement Outstanding Participant. All told, twenty-three seniors have earned National Merit recognition this year, representing a full 26% of the Class of 2011. Congratulations to all our National Merit honorees!

    Emma Johnson-Rivard ’11 is the recipient of a 2010 National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Achievement Award for outstanding writing. The NCTE award is a national honor; a total of 543 students were selected this year, chosen from 1,641 students nominated in their junior year by their teachers, from the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Virgin Islands, and American schools abroad. This is the third year in a row that an SPA student has won the award; previous winners were Abe Cass ’11 and Kari Olmon ’10.

    Debate continues a strong season: In an invitational debate tournament on October 9 involving 14 schools from around the state, SPA debaters made an exceptionally strong showing: senior Zac Mohring took 1st place; senior Alex Berger took 2nd place; junior Danny Foussard took 6th place; junior Birk Mitau took 8th place; and junior Sam Rosenberg took 10th place. Also winning awards in other divisions were juniors Gabe Chang, Katy Fellman, Paul Micevych, Hannah Ross, and Alex Tuan. Congratulations to all our debaters!

    SPA shines at high school journalism convention: All three of SPA's student publications and multiple indivdual students were honored at the Minnesota High School Press Assocation (MHSPA) convention on October 12. The Rubicon, SPA's student newspaper, earned an All State Silver award for its 2009-10 series of issues, and a "Best in Show" 3rd place honor for its September 2010 issue. Five individual students were also honored for their work on the Rubicon in 2009-10: Leah Sorenson '10; Nadja Leonhard-Hooper '11; Maddie Butler '11; Allison Wang '12; and Rebecca Xu '12. SPA's arts magazine, Arts & Literature, won an All-State Silver award for its 2010 issue, and individual student awards included Edward Xie '12; Robert Whitaker '11; Claire Larkins '11; Jane Meyer ‘10; Gabriel Chang '12; Laura Goetz '13; Madeline Graham '13; Irene Buettner-Salido '12; and Devon Sandberg '10. SPA's yearbook, IBID, was also awarded an All-State Bronze award from the MHSPA. Rubicon advisor Kathryn Campbell was a presenter at the convention, leading a session for student journalists about better ways to write feature stories; Campbell used work written by The Rubicon staff as models for the session.

    There are no Upper School classes on October 21-22 or November 4-5. The October dates are the Education Minnesota weekend, and faculty members will be involved in professional development activities throughout the day on October 21. November 4-5 are teacher-parent conference days. Parents will be receiving sign-up instructions for those conferences in the next few weeks. For seniors looking to schedule college visits, those days off school are good opportunities to visit colleges while they are in session without missing academic class days at SPA.

    An informal coffee chat for 10th grade parents will be held on Friday morning, October 15, at Caribou Coffee on Randolph and Fairview right after morning drop off. Please join your fellow sophomore parents for coffee and informal socializing.

    The next parent/principal coffee chat will be held on Tuesday, October 26, at 8 a.m. in the Ames Room.

    The 10th grade Parent Social will be held on Saturday, November 6, at the home of Gene Goetz and Jan Conlin. An evite for the event will be sent in the next week; look for it and plan to join us!

    Kevin Kling headlines this year’s M/US Book Fest: Storyteller Kevin Kling will kick off this year’s M/US Book Fest on Monday, November 8 at 10:30 in the SPA gymnasium. Best known for his touching, often hilarious autobiographical tales, Kevin Kling is the author of Kevin Kling’s Holiday Inn and The Dog Says How. Following his talk to students, Kevin will sign his books in the Summit Center from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.; SPA parents and alumni/ae are welcome and encouraged to attend the signing and meet Mr. Kling. Also, on Wednesday, November 10 at 2:00 p.m., local author and photographer Mary Ludington will be signing her photograph book entitled The Nature of Dogs.

    Pops Concert dress rehearsals: Parents of students who are performing in the Pops Concer, please note that dress rehearsal will take place on Friday, November 12 at O’Shaughnessy. The order of the rehearsal is as follows: 5:30 p.m. Senior Strings, 6 p.m. Upper School Orchestra, 6:30 p.m.: Finale (all performers), 7 p.m.: choirs, 8 p.m. Jazz Ensembles. Also note that Senior Strings and US orchestra students should be dropped off at least 10 minutes early to get set up and tune, as the rehearsals will start promptly. All other performers need to be prepared to start rehearsing for the Finale by 6:30 p.m. Attendance at both the dress rehearsal and the performance is mandatory so please plan accordingly. If you have an unavoidable conflict, please contact the director ASAP to make other arrangements.

    Senior speeches scheduled for October 15: Jacqueline Lis, Gavi Levy Haskell, Robert Whitaker, Jada Wensman. No speeches will be held on October 22.

  • Scoreboard

    Varsity Girls Tennis
    Thu 10/7 Section vs. New Life Academy 7-0 W
    Mon 10/11 Section vs. Cannon Falls 5-2 W
    Mon 10/11 Section vs. Rochester Lourds 2-5 L Team 2nd Section 1A

    Girls Swimming and Diving
    Tue 10/12 St. Paul Johnson 83-41 W

    Varsity Boys Soccer
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 2-0 W
    Tue 10/12 Section vs. Mpls North 14-0 W

    JV Boys Soccer
    End of Season Results 9-3-3
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 2-0 W

    C Boys Soccer
    End of Season Results 3-3-6
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 2-2 Tie

    7/8 Blue Boys soccer
    Sat 10/2 St. Odilia 4-0 W
    Tue 10/5 Trinity 4-1 W
    Sat 10/9 Highland Catholic 4-0 W

    7/8 Gold Boys Soccer
    Wed 10/6 St. John the Baptist 0-7 L

    5/6 Blue Boys Soccer
    Thu 10/7 St. Odilia 7-0 W
    Sat 10/9 Transfiguration School 2-2 Tie

    5/6 Gold Boys Soccer
    Sat 10/9 St. Odilia 4-1 W

    Varsity Girls Soccer
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 4-1 W
    Sat 10/9 Benilde-St. Margaret 0-5 L

    JV Girls Soccer

    End of Season Results 9-5-1
    2010 Best JV Girls record in the last 5 years! It's also the first winning season since 2007! In addition to having our best final season record ever, we also had the highest ever number of goals scored with 36 and we also had our 2nd best ever goal differential of -7. Congratulations and thanks for your dedication, Coach Jaeger and Peacock.
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 5-3 W
    Sat 10/9 Benilde-St. Margaret 5-1 W

    7/8 Blue Girls Soccer
    Sat 10/2 Highland Catholic 5-1 W
    Sat 10/9 St. Joseph 3-1 W
    Mon 10/11 Faithful Shepherd 1-0 W Varsity Football
    Fri 10/8 Breck School 6-56 L

    7/8 Football
    Wed 10/6 St. Agnes 6-31 L

    Varsity Volleyball
    Thu 10/7 Minnehaha Academy 0-3 L
    Tue 10/12 DeLaSalle High School 0-3 L

    JV Volleyball
    Thu 10/7 Minnehaha Academy 0-2 L

    C Volleyball
    Tue 10/12 DeLaSalle High School 0-2 L

    8 Volleyball
    Mon 10/4 St. Elizabeth Ann Hastings 2-1 W
    Wed 10/6 St. Patrick School Hudson WI 2-0 W
    Mon 10/11 St Odilia 2-0 W

    7 Volleyball
    Mon 10/11 St Odilia 1-2 L
    Wed 10/13 St. Pius X 2-0 W

    5 Volleyball
    Mon 10/4 St. Mathew 2-1 W
    Thu 10/7 Presentation 2-1 W
    Mon 10/11 St Peter-NSP 2-0 W
    Thu 10/7 Section vs. New Life Academy 7-0 W
    Mon 10/11 Section vs. Cannon Falls 5-2 W
    Mon 10/11 Section vs. Rochester Lourds 2-5 L Team 2nd Section 1A

    Girls Swimming and Diving
    Tue 10/12 St. Paul Johnson 83-41 W

    Varsity Boys Soccer
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 2-0 W
    Tue 10/12 Section vs. Mpls North 14-0 W

    JV Boys Soccer
    End of Season Results 9-3-3
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 2-0 W

    C Boys Soccer
    End of Season Results 3-3-6
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 2-2 Tie

    7/8 Blue Boys Soccer
    Sat 10/2 St. Odilia 4-0 W
    Tue 10/5 Trinity 4-1 W
    Sat 10/9 Highland Catholic 4-0 W

    7/8 Gold Boys Soccer
    Wed 10/6 St. John the Baptist 0-7 L

    5/6 Blue Boys Soccer
    Thu 10/7 St. Odilia 7-0 W
    Sat 10/9 Transfiguration School 2-2 Tie

    5/6 Gold Boys Soccer
    Sat 10/9 St. Odilia 4-1 W

    Varsity Girls Soccer
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 4-1 W
    Sat 10/9 Benilde-St. Margaret 0-5 L

    JV Girls Soccer
    End of Season Results 9-5-1
    2010 Best JV Girls record in the last 5 years! It's also the first winning season since 2007! In addition to having our best final season record ever, we also had the highest ever number of goals scored with 36 and we also had our 2nd best ever goal differential of -7. Congratulations and thanks for your dedication, Coach Jaeger and Peacock.
    Thu 10/7 DeLaSalle High School 5-3 W
    Sat 10/9 Benilde-St. Margaret 5-1 W

    7/8 Blue Girls Soccer
    Sat 10/2 Highland Catholic 5-1 W
    Sat 10/9 St. Joseph 3-1 W
    Mon 10/11 Faithful Shepherd 1-0 W

    Varsity Football
    Fri 10/8 Breck School 6-56 L

    7/8 Football
    Wed 10/6 St. Agnes 6-31 L

    Varsity Volleyball
    Thu 10/7 Minnehaha Academy 0-3 L
    Tue 10/12 DeLaSalle High School 0-3 L

    JV Volleyball
    Thu 10/7 Minnehaha Academy 0-2 L

    C Volleyball
    Tue 10/12 DeLaSalle High School 0-2 L

    8 Volleyball
    Mon 10/4 St. Elizabeth Ann Hastings 2-1 W
    Wed 10/6 St. Patrick School Hudson WI 2-0 W
    Mon 10/11 St Odilia 2-0 W

    7 Volleyball
    Mon 10/11 St Odilia 1-2 L
    Wed 10/13 St. Pius X 2-0 W

    5 Volleyball
    Mon 10/4 St. Mathew 2-1 W
    Thu 10/7 Presentation 2-1 W
    Mon 10/11 St Peter-NSP 2-0 W

  • Next in Sports

    Middle School winter season athletics sign up confirmation. The fall athletics season is nearing its end which means that we need to finalize our plans for the winter season. We have hired many of our winter coaches and are trying to predict how many teams we will have. We need your help. We have last spring sign ups and would like to confirm our lists and make sure that they are current. Some student athletes forgot to sign up, some have decided to do a different sport, and there are those that have decided not to participate on any school team. Please take some time to talk to your son or daughter about their athletic plans for the winter season and have them share their plans with the athletics department by October 18.
    Thank you, Mike Brown mbrown@spa.edu and Deb Schreifels dschreifels@spa.edu Middle School Girls and Boys Soccer and Volleyball Playoff Information Volleyball:

    • All teams qualify for the playoffs.
    • Bracket should be on the CAA web site (http://stpaulcaa.org/) by Friday October 22nd.
    • Some MS C teams will start on October 25th.
    • MS A and B teams will start on Tuesday October 26th.
    • Finals are Saturday October 30th at St. Agnes High School.
    Soccer:
    • Only the top couple of teams in each league will qualify for the playoffs.
    • Playoffs will start on Tuesday October 26th.
    • Brackets should be on the web site (http://stpaulcaa.org/) by Friday October 22nd.
    • 6th and 7th grade finals will be October 29th at St. Odilia
    • 8th Grade finals will be Sunday October 31st at St. Thomas Academy – 8th grade girls at 12:00 and 8th grade boys at 1:30
    Friday October 15
    • Tennis: Girls Varsity Individual Section at Rochester Outdoor Tennis Center 9:30am
    • Football: Varsity vs. DeLaSalle High School at SPA - Randolph Campus 3:00pm
    Saturday October 16
    • Soccer: Boys 5/6 Blue vs. St. John the Baptist at Driftwood Field 8:00am
    • Soccer: Boys 7/8 Blue vs. Nativity of the Lord at SPA - Randolph Campus 9:00am
    • Swimming and Diving: Girls True Team Diving at Dakota Hills Middle School 9:00am
    • Soccer: Boys 7/8 Gold vs. St. Croix Catholic MS at SPA - Randolph Campus 10:10am
    • Soccer: Girls 7/8 Gold vs. St. John the Baptist at Sutton Place 11:00am
    • Swimming and Diving: Girls True Team Swimming at Rosemount Middle School 1:00pm
    • Soccer: Girls 7/8 Blue at St. Odilia 1:10pm
    • Soccer: Boys 5/6 Gold vs. Transfiguration School at SPA - Randolph Campus 4:00pm
    Sunday October 17
    • Soccer: Girls 5/6 vs. Transfiguration School at SPA - Randolph Campus 3:20pm
    Monday October 18
    • Volleyball: 8 vs. St Mary's bus leaves at 2:45 no return at St. Mary's WBL 4:00pm
    • Volleyball: 7 vs. St. Mary's bus leaves at 2:45 no return at St. Mary's WBL 4:45pm
    Tuesday October 19
    • Soccer: Boys Varsity Section TBD at TBA
    • Soccer: Girls Varsity Section TBD at TBA
    • Tennis: Girls Varsity Individual Section at Rochester athletic Club 8:30am
    • Volleyball: 5 vs. Transfiguration School at SPA - Randolph Campus 4:00pm
    • Football: 7/8 vs. St. Thomas Academy at SPA - Randolph Campus 4:30pm
    • Cross Country Boys Conference Championships at Battle Creek Regional Park 4:30pm
    • Cross Country Girls Conference Championships at Battle Creek Regional Park 4:30pm
    • Volleyball: 6 vs. St. Agnes at Saint Agnes School 4:45pm
    • Volleyball: C vs. Blake School at SPA - Randolph Campus 5:00pm
    • Volleyball: JV vs. Blake School at SPA - Randolph Campus 5:00pm
    • Volleyball: Varsity vs. Blake School at SPA - Randolph Campus 6:30pm
    Wednesday October 20
    • Football: Varsity vs. Brooklyn Center HS at Brooklyn Center High School 7:00pm
    Thursday October 21
    • Soccer: Boys Varsity Section. TBD at TBA
    • Soccer: Girls Varsity Section. TBD at TBA

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