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Charter school changes name to Deer Trail Academy

Oxford's new charter school hasn't even opened its doors yet and it's already changed its name because an educational institution on the East Coast asked it to do so. Deerfield Academy will now be known as Deer Trail Academy following a March 26 vote of the charter school's five-member board of education....more >>
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No time to stop in brake contest

Not even brakes can slow down Oxford High School's agile auto students. Last week, 26 future mechanics participated in the automotive program's annual brake competition. Two-person teams went head-to-head to see who could completely disassemble and reassemble a drum brake assembly on two different vehicles in the least amount of time....more >>
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Meet the team behind the robot

Oxford High School's robotics team TORC Team 2137 kicked off another season of robotic competitions a couple weeks ago. This year's challenge is called "Ultimate Ascent," according to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) website usfirst....more >>
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Curtis Insurance, SADD club join forces to stop texting and driving

More than 200 Oxford High School students recently signed a pledge poster promising they won't send or read text messages while driving. The pledge is part of W82TXT (Wait to Text), a community awareness campaign to encourage drivers not to text when they're behind the wheel....more >>
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AG program wins 16 medals at states, sending one team to nationals

The Oxford Academics Games team won a total of 16 team medals at the Michigan Academic Games state Super Tournament held in Grand Rapids Michigan March 6-8. Academic Games (AG) is a series of eight different games that allow students to use their knowledge to compete....more >>
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1883: Lon Chaney, film actor.
1883: William Manchester, U.S. historian and biographer.
1895: Alberta Hunter, blues singer.
1919: Joseph E. Murray, transplant physician.
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1951: United Nations forces again move northward across the 38th Parallel in Korea.
1954: The U.S. Air Force Academy is founded in Colorado.
1968: The U.S. Army launches Operation Pegasus, the reopening of a land route to the besieged Khe Sanh Marine base.
1970: The U.S. Army charges Captain Ernest Medina for his role in the My Lai massacre.
1982: The United States transfers control of the Panama Canal Zone to Panama.