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This photo of Athens Middle School student Marcus Davis appeared in the Weekly Reader.
Daily photo by Emily Saunders
This photo of Athens Middle School student Marcus Davis appeared in the Weekly Reader.

Athens student in Weekly Reader

ATHENS — Athens Middle School student Marcus Davis received fame as an early birthday present.

Marcus, who will turn 14 on the 25th, found out last week that the Weekly Reader featured his picture at a 2006 Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony in Athens.

“We didn’t see the Reader with his picture until (Wednesday) when someone brought us a copy,” said Marcus’ aunt, Janice Woodruff. “My husband takes him to the tribute each year. He was excited about this. He really was because people all over are going to see it.”

Daily photographer Emily Saunders took the photo, which the Associated Press picked up, leading to the Reader running it.

“I’m 47, and we had the Weekly Reader back when I was in school,” Woodruff said. “I didn’t even know it was still around. This was a good surprise for all of us.”

- Holly Hollman

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