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Summer countdown: For some, a few days left of freedom

By Kenneth Fine
Published in News on August 15, 2012 1:46 PM

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Jaylan Sykes, 7, is hanging on to the last days of summer, playing as much as possible at Herman Park. Sykes said he only has nine days before school starts. He will be entering the second grade at Eastern Wayne Elementary.

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Wayne Country Day School second-grade teacher Gwen Barber instructs Thomas Gurley, 7, center, and Berkley Woodard, 7, right, where to place their backpacks during the first day of school this morning. Waves of school children and parents flooded the hallways as teachers and staff greeted them for their first day back at school.

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