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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
As Tekeya Mayfield walked onto the stage to accept her slain brother's high school diploma, she paused briefly, wiping her eyes as the crowd inside the building rose to their feet in a growing cheer. She stepped forward, embracing Edmondson-Westside High School's principal for a long moment before taking Michael Mayfield's diploma and thrusting it toward the sky. School administrators burst into tears. Later, she said she felt her brother "definitely was there with me" in the bittersweet ceremony at Coppin State University's Physical Education Complex on Saturday morning.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 31, 2014
As Tekeya Mayfield walked onto the stage to accept her slain brother's high school diploma, she paused briefly, wiping her eyes as the crowd inside the building rose to their feet in a growing cheer. She stepped forward, embracing Edmondson-Westside High School's principal for a long moment before taking Michael Mayfield's diploma and thrusting it toward the sky. School administrators burst into tears. Later, she said she felt her brother "definitely was there with me" in the bittersweet ceremony at Coppin State University's Physical Education Complex on Saturday morning.
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | January 14, 2010
Standing amid rows of lush, multicolored vegetables, Jeanette Orrey of England basked in the sunlight drawn to the main greenhouse of the Baltimore school system's Great Kids Farm at the Bragg Nature Center. She ate a handful of leafy sprouts, urged on by her enthusiastic tour guide. She shook her head with approval. "This is how every school system in the States should be," Orrey said. The former school lunch employee-turned-advocate was among a group of six who visited the school system Wednesday to learn more about the city's efforts to provide school lunches made of fresh, local organic foods.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
A young girl approached the casket of Michael Mayfield on Thursday and began to scream. The music in the church had fallen silent, and the hundreds who had turned out to mourn the 17-year-old Mayfield turned their eyes to the child with braids and white floral barrettes. A police officer, moved by the scene, uttered, "Jesus. " A man carried the little girl to the exit with tears streaming down his own face. Mayfield, a college-bound senior at Edmondson-Westside High School who was shot to death in West Baltimore last week, was the eighth teen gunned down this year in Baltimore - and one of three within an eight-day period.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
When Dorian Teal wanted to turn his life around, the high-school dropout decided he didn't just want to be great, he wanted to be educated. The now-20-year-old student, who dropped out of Edmondson-Westside High School two years ago, is among the more than 2,000 students who have made their way back to the Baltimore school system in the past three years to take advantage of the Great Kids Come Back campaign, an effort launched by the school system...
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator. In a few weeks, he was set to walk the stage at the Edmondson-Westside High School graduation. He had been accepted into a private university in North Carolina. What more Mayfield might have accomplished in life will remain forever unknown.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | April 24, 2014
A young girl approached the casket of Michael Mayfield on Thursday and began to scream. The music in the church had fallen silent, and the hundreds who had turned out to mourn the 17-year-old Mayfield turned their eyes to the child with braids and white floral barrettes. A police officer, moved by the scene, uttered, "Jesus. " A man carried the little girl to the exit with tears streaming down his own face. Mayfield, a college-bound senior at Edmondson-Westside High School who was shot to death in West Baltimore last week, was the eighth teen gunned down this year in Baltimore - and one of three within an eight-day period.
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August 27, 2008
On August 22, 2008, LaQUITA MARIA SAUNDERS. LaQuita Marie Saunders, affectionately known as "Keta" was born at Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, MD, to Claude and Janett Saunders on January 13, 1978. LaQuita was raised in Baltimore, MD, and graduated from Edmondson Westside High School in 1996. On Wednesday, friends may call at VAUGHN C. GREENE FUNERAL SERVICES (RANDALLSTOWN), 8728 Liberty Road from 4 to 8 P.M. On Thursday, Ms. Saunders will lie in state at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 713 Cabin Branch Road, where the family will receive friends from 10 to 11 A.M., with services to follow.
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By FROM STAFF REPORTS | February 22, 1996
Gunshots fired through a door at Edmondson-Westside High School yesterday evening during a basketball game with Dunbar High School prompted the cancellation of the game and sent several hundred spectators home early, city police said.No injuries were reported, and no arrests were made, police said.Several fights had broken out during the game between fans, and school police had ordered several youths out of the building.Outside, youths began fighting, and at least one pulled a handgun and fired several shots through the plastic window of a door that opened onto a hallway leading to the gym, police said.
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By Roger Twigg and Roger Twigg,Staff Writer | September 23, 1993
Baltimore police are searching for a woman who robbed several students at gunpoint yesterday in two separate incidents that occurred near city schools.No injuries were reported and the robber escaped with jewelry valued at $893, police said.The robberies occurred yesterday morning near Southwestern High School and Edmondson-Westside High School.The first incident occurred at about 8.15 a.m. as two students were walking in front of Southwestern in the 200 block of Font Hill Ave., police said.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Michael Mayfield did it all: The Baltimore teenager was a member of his school's Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps, played baritone horn in the band, was a force on the mound for the baseball team, and was a youth ambassador and peer mediator. In a few weeks, he was set to walk the stage at the Edmondson-Westside High School graduation. He had been accepted into a private university in North Carolina. What more Mayfield might have accomplished in life will remain forever unknown.
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By Erica L. Green, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2011
When Dorian Teal wanted to turn his life around, the high-school dropout decided he didn't just want to be great, he wanted to be educated. The now-20-year-old student, who dropped out of Edmondson-Westside High School two years ago, is among the more than 2,000 students who have made their way back to the Baltimore school system in the past three years to take advantage of the Great Kids Come Back campaign, an effort launched by the school system...
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By John-John Williams IV | john-john.williams@baltsun.com | January 14, 2010
Standing amid rows of lush, multicolored vegetables, Jeanette Orrey of England basked in the sunlight drawn to the main greenhouse of the Baltimore school system's Great Kids Farm at the Bragg Nature Center. She ate a handful of leafy sprouts, urged on by her enthusiastic tour guide. She shook her head with approval. "This is how every school system in the States should be," Orrey said. The former school lunch employee-turned-advocate was among a group of six who visited the school system Wednesday to learn more about the city's efforts to provide school lunches made of fresh, local organic foods.
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December 1, 2004
Two Baltimore schools closed early yesterday because of arsons, the latest in a series of blazes set in city schools this year, authorities said. A fire set at Edmondson-Westside High School in the 500 block of Athol Ave. about 11 a.m. filled the school with heavy smoke and forced classes to be dismissed a short time later, said Vanessa Pyatt, a school system spokeswoman. The fire was contained to a bathroom, which is used as a storage area, said Fire Department spokesman Kevin Cartwright.
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By Andre F. Chung and Andre F. Chung,Sun Staff | February 4, 2007
I spent a week at Baltimore's Edmondson-Westside High School last September, getting to know members of the school's football team and other students and photographing their lives in and out of school for a series of articles that ran last week on the challenges facing these inner-city students as they prepared for a football showdown with City College. At Edmondson's Senior Inauguration dance the students let it all hang out. Nowadays teenagers do an explicit form of dancing called "freakin'," but it's a lot wilder than the "freakin' " I did as a teenager in the 80s. The dancing is something like a lap dance without the chair.
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