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"This I Believe" Essays 2008

Following guidelines presented in the "This I Believe" radio series originated by broadcast journalist Edward R.
Murrow in the 1950's and recently renewed by National Public Radio on their "Morning Edition" and "All Things
Considered" radio shows, seventh grade students were asked to write essays that would reflect a core value or
belief that helps to guide their daily lives. In the player above, students read their essays about what is
important to them in life.