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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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0: 12 slaves are executed for starting a uprising in New York that killed nine whites.
1776: The amended Declaration of Independence, prepared by Thomas Jefferson, is approved and signed by John Hancock--President of the Continental Congress--and Charles Thomson, Congress secretary. The state of New York abstains from signing.
1817: Construction begins on the Erie Canal, to connect Lake Erie and the Hudson River.
1826: Two of America's founding fathers--Thomas Jefferson and John Adams--die.
1831: The fifth president of the United States, James Monroe, dies at the age of 73.