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Why Rural Schools Matter$
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Mara Casey Tieken

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9781469618487

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.001.0001

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Where the Heart Is

Where the Heart Is

School, Relationships, and the Delight Community

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(p.48) Chapter Four Where the Heart Is
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Why Rural Schools Matter
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Mara Casey Tieken

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618487.003.0004

This chapter describes a school in Delight which was founded in 1903. To the community of Delight, the rural school is a space where people gather. It acts as an animated and dynamic area. School-related extracurricular activities bring people to the school, as parents, relatives, and friends gather to support their children in school plays and festivals. For such a small town, there is quite a lively atmosphere seen at the school. Without the school, the community would lose its recreational and communal center.

Keywords:   Delight school, rural school, extracurricular activities, recreational standpoint, communal center

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