Senior’s sack on final play of career clinches St. Augustine’s win over No. 6 Lenape

Lenny Dolson will always remember the last play of his high school career.

The St. Augustine Prep senior linebacker blitzed with No. 6 Lenape holding the ball at the 10-yard line down 27-20 and 10 seconds remaining in Wednesday’s season finale. Dolson broke free and tracked down QB Brady Long for a sack, ending a thrilling game in which the Indians almost rallied from a 14-point deficit in the closing minutes.

The Hermits finished 4-3 against a challenging schedule, while Lenape – playing for the third time in 11 days, all against some of the state’s best teams – dropped to 5-2.

“It was a straight blitz, I didn’t really know where to line up so I kind of just guessed,” said Dolson. “Thankfully, Coach gave me the call and I blitzed and got lucky enough to wrap him up. He was scrambling the whole game, but we hung in

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The Importance of Technology Education for Seniors | Healthiest Communities Health News

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in the use of digital health care, including among older adults.

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has expanded the list of telehealth services reimbursable by Medicare, and seniors are using them. According to a survey from Deloitte, more Medicare Advantage members said they used telehealth or virtual health through the first four months of 2020 than during all of 2019.

This increase in technology use among older Americans is not entirely unexpected. While this generation is adopting technology at slower rates than the rest of the population, research shows they’re still more digitally connected than ever. Moreover, seniors are yearning to use more technology in all aspects of their lives, especially in health care. A recent study from CVS Health found that nearly half (45%) of all respondents 65 and older reported that they’d be more likely to

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Bay Area seniors struggle to boost college applications

High school senior Mia Irvin-Pollard had hoped to finally win a title running track this year. She wanted to ramp up fundraising as the head of her school’s Black student union. But the pandemic quickly put a dent in those plans to build up her college résumé for the first step in her journey to become a successful Black woman in tech.

For Irvin-Pollard, that has placed even more importance on a traditional aspiration for ambitious high school students: the prestigious internship.

With college application deadlines right around the corner, thousands of California students are still in virtual school, making it harder for them to network, complete extracurricular activities and get critical internships they hope will get them into the colleges of their choice. 

“In a way, they have fewer chances and less of a fallback,” said Till von Wachter, professor of economics at UCLA.

Opportunities available to

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Georgetown University to offer more housing, in-person classes for seniors in spring

But as pressure mounts for colleges and universities to bring students back to campus, Georgetown will expand on-campus housing to 500 seniors and a few other students who may have lost stable housing through the pandemic, said John J. DeGioia, the university’s president. The students will join about 500 students who were allowed to live on campus during the fall semester.

DeGioia acknowledged that other students, particularly freshmen who have not yet had a chance to live on campus or attend classes in person, may be disappointed about the school’s decision. He unveiled plans to bring the Class of 2024 to live in the dorms and take classes over the summer if it is safe.

“Given the current state of the pandemic, we are not able to bring more members of our community to campus at this time,” DeGioia said in a message to students. “We will continue to monitor

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University of Utah senior’s perspective changes after fighting COVID-19

SALT LAKE CITY – You hear it time and again — take COVID-19 seriously, wear a mask and keep your distance. But for one college student, none of that guidance really took hold until she got the virus.

“I’m 21. I’m healthy. I don’t have any underlying conditions,” said Hailey West, a senior at the University of Utah.

If you would have asked West what she thought about the virus at any other time this semester, she probably would have said something like, “Yeah, it’s real but it’s fine. Everything is going to be fine. If I get it, I’ll get it.”

“I’m still going to do what I want to do.”

That all changed beginning last Friday, when she tested positive for COVID-19.

“I felt fine at first. I lost my smell the day after I got tested, which was very strange,” she said. “Felt like a basic flu

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Maryland high school seniors navigate coronavirus pandemic to sign with college programs

South River basketball star Harley Herndon already had a good idea how special college signing day is.

a woman wearing a costume: South River basketball standout Harley Herndon will commit to Division II Frostburg on Wednesday.

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South River basketball standout Harley Herndon will commit to Division II Frostburg on Wednesday.

When she was in middle school, she would finish the day and race to South River to watch her older sisters, Chance and Savana, put pen to paper when they committed to play basketball at Stevenson in back-to-back years.


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The two got to share the experience with their family, coaches and friends, and afterward, the family would further celebrate by going out for dinner.

On Wednesday, when high school seniors from all over the country make their commitments official, Herndon won’t get to enjoy the same experience as her sisters with the coronavirus pandemic shutting down all school activities in Anne Arundel County.

Instead, she’ll have to make her decision to

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Wresting college commitments, 2021: Where will N.J. seniors compete in future?

Woodstown’s Hunter Gandy celebrates a win against Southern’s Eddie Hummel in the 138-pound championship bout in the NJSIAA Region 8 wrestling tournament at Egg Harbor Township High School, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Gandy won by decision, 8-2. Lori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Media for NJ.comLori M. Nichols | NJ Advance Med

National Signing Day is on Wednesday and many New Jersey High School senior wrestlers are set to seal their future plans.

Check out the list below of Class of 2021 wrestlers who have made college commitments and could sign their letters of intent as early as Wednesday. If you have a commitment to add to the list, send an e-mail to [email protected]

Division 1 Commits (Name, High School, College):

  • Aaron Ayzerov, Paramus, Columbia
  • Peyton Craft, Blair, Princeton
  • Conner Decker, Seton Hall Prep, Bucknell
  • Kelly Dunnigan, Don Bosco Prep, Pennsylvania
  • Hunter Gandy, Woodstown, Pennsylvania
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Independents, seniors going for Biden in NH

Preliminary exit poll results are offering a look at demographic information about voters and their views on key issues in the 2020 election.

a close up of feet wearing blue shoes: Poll manager Susan Taylor wears shoes with the word 'Vote' as she checks people in to vote at the Hazel Parker Playground on Election Day on Nov. 3, 2020 in Charleston, S.C.

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Poll manager Susan Taylor wears shoes with the word ‘Vote’ as she checks people in to vote at the Hazel Parker Playground on Election Day on Nov. 3, 2020 in Charleston, S.C.

ABC News is providing key insights on national and state exit poll results throughout the night. Numbers are subject to change. Please refresh this page for updates.


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11:25 p.m.: Independents, seniors going for Biden in NH

Two demographics that were split among Trump and Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire in 2016 — independents and seniors — are breaking toward Biden in the state, according to preliminary exit poll results.

Independents, who account for a broad 44% of voters

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New Education Data Underlines Challenges Facing High School Seniors

The 3.7 million high school seniors preparing to graduate next spring are facing not just a global pandemic but a reality check on their true preparedness for college and career.

Newly released 12th grade reading scores on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) are disappointingly lower than the last NAEP scores in 2015. And while math scores remained relatively steady over the four-year period, just 37 percent of 12th graders scored at a level that would indicate they are prepared for college-level reading and math courses.

NAEP is known as “The Nation’s Report Card” and widely considered one of the best measures of educational attainment for K-12 students.

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