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May 2015

Supporter Spotlight: Hank Klibanoff

VOX Roles: 2004 – 13, Spelling Bee Judge, Volunteer, Board member, Board Chair, Advisory Board Chair Today: Atlanta; Cox Chair in Journalism at Emory, Writer I joined VOX because: As managing editor at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution at the time, my encounters with students interested in inquisitive, critical thinking, in writing and in creative expression was…

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Supporter Spotlight: Debbie Segal

VOX Roles: Board 2004 – 10 (Vice Chair 2006 – 08; Chair 2008 – 09) Today: Retired from the full-time practice of law after a career of legal and probono services. Looking forward to using the other side of my brain! I joined VOX because: I was at a site visit for The Atlanta Women’s…

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Alumni Spotlight: Simit Shah

Simit Shah spent the summer of 1993 preparing to be the editor of his high school newspaper, The Pitchfork. As he was reading the Sunday, June 13 edition of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, he came across a story about this group of teens producing a teen newspaper. At the end of the story there was a…

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Alumni Spotlight: Anna Richards Kelly

Anna Richards Kelly was 15 when she applied to be part of VOX’s Teen Olympic News Bureau Summer Program in 1996. Unfortunately, the Norcross teen wasn’t selected for an interview. This would prove to be the only role at VOX that Anna failed to hold. When then-Executive Director Rachel Alterman Wallack broke the news to…

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VOX Takes the Stage

Melody You, Shva Star and Christa Heard interview YA authors at the 2014 Decatur Book Festival. With a busy school schedule, JROTC and VOX schedule, Kaleb, a junior at Atlanta’s B.E.S.T. Academy High School, says he’s had no time to read for pleasure in the last year – a challenge echoed by The National Endowment…

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