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James Mangan: Articles, In Their Shoes, My Story

Discovery by Dawud Farqui

Coming out of Child’s Middle School, going to South Philly High, I was looking forward to the all new opportunities I would have. As a freshman I wanted to play a sport that all of my friends could do together. We all decided on wrestling. Preseason was a challenge for my friends. They all quit, […]

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Lorenzo Thomas: Articles, In Their Shoes, My Story

Summer Training Makes Winter Champions by Jared Johnson

My name is Jared Johnson. I began wrestling in the 7th grade at Martin Luther King youth. Because of my continuation of training at PAL during the offseason when I was in eighth grade, I made connections with my current school, Roman Catholic High School. Every year that I wrestled in the summer I got […]

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James Mangan: In Their Shoes, My Story

Opportunity by Eric Appenzeller

Seizing Opportunity Beat the Streets Philadelphia has given me opportunities to achieve on the mat, in the classroom, and in the work environment. I feel more confident about my future due to taking advantage of these opportunities. I learned many skills from my internship with Beat the Streets last summer, such as how to organize […]


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