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News from our schools within the Mid-Atlantic region

Beulah Manuel, director of the International Student Program at Washington Adventist University in Takoma Park, Md., says some international students on campus are concerned, questioning if they can continue studying in the United States or if they can return home at the end of the school year.
Fashion students Leigh Nebblett (middle) and Xavier Burely (right) design artwork for a class project.

While most of their schools’ home economics programs include instruction in cooking, finances and sewing, very few, if any, teach true fashion (style, technique and usage of dress). Faced with the fashion challenges of today, our young people need a solution. For Takoma Academy, the solution would be spearheaded by one of their own—Toni Horne.

As Spencerville Adventist Academy (SAA) sophomore Autumn Uhrig watched a YouTube video one morning, something piqued her interest. Millions of people who can’t speak rely on text-to-speech devices to communicate. Most devices have the same vocal sound for all users, regardless of age or gender. Uhrig learned of VocaliD, which, according to their website, is “the human voicebank of the world.”