Wilson Christian Academy Inc

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  • 1820 Airport Blvd W

    Wilson, NC 27893

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This education system is unbalanced, as are some of the current rules. As a previous student last year, I feel many of rules have nothing to do with the 'wrongs' of Christianity, such as being unable to listen to any music - or use your phones (with the exception of calling and texting a parent or guardian), even after school! If you listen to rock music, you are not automatically satanic. If you can use headphones and keep it quiet, then I say its fine. The 'retarded' insult was in fact used by a teacher, directed at me, in fact. One of my teachers would always ignore me when trying to ask questions, even if there were only two other people raising their hands to inquire why or why not things worked like it did. He would always ignore me until he was done asking other questions, continuing on with the lesson with my questions answered. I found my tests in these two classes to be rather difficult, as I would end up having to ask for help, and still not understand. I would go to them after class, but they still would not help, as they would usually leave the room along with the students. I feel some rules should be changed at this school to give everyone a fun, enjoyable environment for all students. This is my own opinion and I don't feel it should be bashed, as everyone is entitled to their own.

Summing it up, I would not recommend sending your child to this school if you wish for them to have a fun learning experience, as it is somewhat hard to do either.

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★☆☆☆☆

This education system is unbalanced, as are some of the current rules. As a previous student last year, I feel many of rules have nothing to do with the 'wrongs' of Christianity, such as being unable to listen to any music - or use your phones (with the exception of calling and texting a parent or guardian), even after school! If you listen to rock music, you are not automatically satanic. If you can use headphones and keep it quiet, then I say its fine. The 'retarded' insult was in fact used by a teacher, directed at me, in fact. One of my teachers would always ignore me when trying to ask questions, even if there were only two other people raising their hands to inquire why or why not things worked like it did. He would always ignore me until he was done asking other questions, continuing on with the lesson with my questions answered. I found my tests in these two classes to be rather difficult, as I would end up having to ask for help, and still not understand. I would go to them after class, but they still would not help, as they would usually leave the room along with the students. I feel some rules should be changed at this school to give everyone a fun, enjoyable environment for all students. This is my own opinion and I don't feel it should be bashed, as everyone is entitled to their own.

Summing it up, I would not recommend sending your child to this school if you wish for them to have a fun learning experience, as it is somewhat hard to do either.

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Okay, this is a simple review from a student that graduated in the last 5 years and went from K-4 to senior year. Take from it what you will:

Pros:
-Only witnessed two fights in high-school and no one got hurt. Your kid will be safe at this school, at least physically.
-Great girl's soccer and volleyball programs.
-Extreme Baptist families will enjoy this school, but it might not be fanatical enough for them.
-...that is literally all I can think of that is positive.

Cons:
-Ridiculous rules based on society's idea of "being Christian". Jesus does not care if you don't tuck your shirt in. Society determined that. The school constantly preaches against a lot of society's rules, but they follow many of them at the same time. In the end, the Lord is more interested in how your spread His love than if your hair-line touches the back of your collar. This school embodies everything wrong with religion. As a student, you are stifled in your freedom outside of school and, most importantly, through education. This school is more forced on shoving how you're going to rot in hell more than how to succeed in this life. I was taught that evolution is a fallacy, yet somehow I'm supposed to believe a man built a boat that could fit two kinds of every animal on the earth (this story is mentioned in religions that are older than Christianity)? The school takes the Word too literally and every teacher has a different opinion on the Bible.
-The teachers are unqualified. I had a Bible teacher teach me algebra 2 and history. This hindered me in college because I was very far behind in math. However, if you wanted me to name all the books of the Bible, well I'd make an A on that test.
-I wasn't able to express myself. If one thought a certain way about something, they were immediately wrong if it didn't correspond with a certain teacher's interpretation on a scripture. I love music. I was always very afraid to go to any sort of concert for fear of being kicked out.
-The teachers don't uphold the rules they preach. Anger was a constant attribute many of my teachers had. Some teachers/preachers were very overweight. I'm getting preached at about alcohol harming God's temple by a person who will die of the leading cause of death in the United States (heart disease).

Conclusion: This school not good at preparing students for college and life in general. I would only recommend this school to someone who is dead-set on going to Bob Jones.

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★☆☆☆☆

Okay, this is a simple review from a student that graduated in the last 5 years and went from K-4 to senior year. Take from it what you will:

Pros:
-Only witnessed two fights in high-school and no one got hurt. Your kid will be safe at this school, at least physically.
-Great girl's soccer and volleyball programs.
-Extreme Baptist families will enjoy this school, but it might not be fanatical enough for them.
-...that is literally all I can think of that is positive.

Cons:
-Ridiculous rules based on society's idea of "being Christian". Jesus does not care if you don't tuck your shirt in. Society determined that. The school constantly preaches against a lot of society's rules, but they follow many of them at the same time. In the end, the Lord is more interested in how your spread His love than if your hair-line touches the back of your collar. This school embodies everything wrong with religion. As a student, you are stifled in your freedom outside of school and, most importantly, through education. This school is more forced on shoving how you're going to rot in hell more than how to succeed in this life. I was taught that evolution is a fallacy, yet somehow I'm supposed to believe a man built a boat that could fit two kinds of every animal on the earth (this story is mentioned in religions that are older than Christianity)? The school takes the Word too literally and every teacher has a different opinion on the Bible.
-The teachers are unqualified. I had a Bible teacher teach me algebra 2 and history. This hindered me in college because I was very far behind in math. However, if you wanted me to name all the books of the Bible, well I'd make an A on that test.
-I wasn't able to express myself. If one thought a certain way about something, they were immediately wrong if it didn't correspond with a certain teacher's interpretation on a scripture. I love music. I was always very afraid to go to any sort of concert for fear of being kicked out.
-The teachers don't uphold the rules they preach. Anger was a constant attribute many of my teachers had. Some teachers/preachers were very overweight. I'm getting preached at about alcohol harming God's temple by a person who will die of the leading cause of death in the United States (heart disease).

Conclusion: This school not good at preparing students for college and life in general. I would only recommend this school to someone who is dead-set on going to Bob Jones.

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I have 2 children in WCA (K-4 and daycare) and my plans are to keep them there through high school graduation. I was a student at WCA through middle school and attended a public high school. I was not "behind" as many have indicated in other reviews. I transitioned well into public school and looking back would have appreciated staying at WCA through graduation. I thought that public school was bigger and better, so I requested to leave WCA against my parents wishes. In allowing me to grow into my own person, they allowed me to leave. What I thought was bigger and better just turned out to be more and more drama and extra peer issues to deal with. Upon reflection, I know that I could have thrived in either academic environment. Much depends on the child as an individual and their learning style and how committed the parents are to their child's education. I do not feel that any institution can be blamed solely for a child not getting what they need academically. I am a high honors graduate of Mount Olive College. My education at WCA was a fundamental part of my academic foundation and success. It was also a fundamental part of my spiritual and character foundation. I thank my parents for loving me enough to provide an academic foundation built solidly on Jesus Christ and biblical principals. They could have spent their money on material things but instead chose to make an investment in me. Academically, you will get what you need to enter college from WCA ( I am currently employed by a 4-year liberal arts college that has WCA grads who academically thrive). In doesn't hurt to be loved, get more one-on-one attention and held to a Christian standard in the process. Hats off to you WCA. I plan to be a lifelong supporter!

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★★★★★

I have 2 children in WCA (K-4 and daycare) and my plans are to keep them there through high school graduation. I was a student at WCA through middle school and attended a public high school. I was not "behind" as many have indicated in other reviews. I transitioned well into public school and looking back would have appreciated staying at WCA through graduation. I thought that public school was bigger and better, so I requested to leave WCA against my parents wishes. In allowing me to grow into my own person, they allowed me to leave. What I thought was bigger and better just turned out to be more and more drama and extra peer issues to deal with. Upon reflection, I know that I could have thrived in either academic environment. Much depends on the child as an individual and their learning style and how committed the parents are to their child's education. I do not feel that any institution can be blamed solely for a child not getting what they need academically. I am a high honors graduate of Mount Olive College. My education at WCA was a fundamental part of my academic foundation and success. It was also a fundamental part of my spiritual and character foundation. I thank my parents for loving me enough to provide an academic foundation built solidly on Jesus Christ and biblical principals. They could have spent their money on material things but instead chose to make an investment in me. Academically, you will get what you need to enter college from WCA ( I am currently employed by a 4-year liberal arts college that has WCA grads who academically thrive). In doesn't hurt to be loved, get more one-on-one attention and held to a Christian standard in the process. Hats off to you WCA. I plan to be a lifelong supporter!

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This review is a response to the review below me.

Mr. Tim, your not a staff member at Wilson Christian Academy. Your wife, on the other hand, is a secretary in the office at Wilson Christian Academy. Yes, there are two kinds of people who have given reviews on this site. One, would be students who have had experience with this school and wanting to warn others about the cons. The other type would be people like you, (because your wife works at the school) who want to defend the school. You also stated in your review below me, that you don't want your children associated with children who attend a public school. Shouldn't your children be trying to witness to the other children at public school? Once again if all the cons aren't true, why are the staff and staff's relatives worrying so much about it?

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This review is a response to the review below me.

Mr. Tim, your not a staff member at Wilson Christian Academy. Your wife, on the other hand, is a secretary in the office at Wilson Christian Academy. Yes, there are two kinds of people who have given reviews on this site. One, would be students who have had experience with this school and wanting to warn others about the cons. The other type would be people like you, (because your wife works at the school) who want to defend the school. You also stated in your review below me, that you don't want your children associated with children who attend a public school. Shouldn't your children be trying to witness to the other children at public school? Once again if all the cons aren't true, why are the staff and staff's relatives worrying so much about it?

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All three of my children attend Wilson Christian Academy, and by the way, I am not on staff there. It appears to me that two kinds of people have given reviews on this site. The first, would be students who dislike the fact that someone cared enough to correct them in life. The other group are the parents of the first group. It is unfortunate that we live in a generation that thinks their kids do no wrong. I appreciate the effort that the teachers give toward giving my children a good CHRISTIAN education. If you want your kids to thrive in a worldly self gratifying existence, please feel free to send them to one of the wonderful public schools in the area so that my kids don't have to deal with them. If you want your child to have a fine Christian education and instruction in living for the savior, I highly recommend sending them to Wilson Christian Academy. By the was I have one child in High School and two in elementary.

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★★★★☆

All three of my children attend Wilson Christian Academy, and by the way, I am not on staff there. It appears to me that two kinds of people have given reviews on this site. The first, would be students who dislike the fact that someone cared enough to correct them in life. The other group are the parents of the first group. It is unfortunate that we live in a generation that thinks their kids do no wrong. I appreciate the effort that the teachers give toward giving my children a good CHRISTIAN education. If you want your kids to thrive in a worldly self gratifying existence, please feel free to send them to one of the wonderful public schools in the area so that my kids don't have to deal with them. If you want your child to have a fine Christian education and instruction in living for the savior, I highly recommend sending them to Wilson Christian Academy. By the was I have one child in High School and two in elementary.

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I like how the business response didn't address any of my issues. Like, the money issue, teachers calling students retarded, and a few other things. Maybe because they know all these things are true. I wonder how the NC State student and the UNC student found out about other colleges besides Bob Jones University and Pensacola Christian College. BJU and PCC are the only colleges Wilson Christian gives information about. By the way, most colleges don't even care about the ACT. Its the SAT that counts. Please find a better alternative for a Christian education. Seek and You Shall Find.

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★☆☆☆☆

I like how the business response didn't address any of my issues. Like, the money issue, teachers calling students retarded, and a few other things. Maybe because they know all these things are true. I wonder how the NC State student and the UNC student found out about other colleges besides Bob Jones University and Pensacola Christian College. BJU and PCC are the only colleges Wilson Christian gives information about. By the way, most colleges don't even care about the ACT. Its the SAT that counts. Please find a better alternative for a Christian education. Seek and You Shall Find.

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I like how the business response didn't address any of my issues. Like, the money issue, teachers calling students retarded, and a few other things. Maybe because they know all these things are true. I wonder how the NC State student and the UNC student found out about other colleges besides Bob Jones University and Pensacola Christian College. BJU and PCC are the only colleges Wilson Christian gives information about. By the way, most colleges don't even care about the ACT. Its the SAT that counts. Please find a better alternative for a Christian education. Seek and You Shall Find.

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★☆☆☆☆

I like how the business response didn't address any of my issues. Like, the money issue, teachers calling students retarded, and a few other things. Maybe because they know all these things are true. I wonder how the NC State student and the UNC student found out about other colleges besides Bob Jones University and Pensacola Christian College. BJU and PCC are the only colleges Wilson Christian gives information about. By the way, most colleges don't even care about the ACT. Its the SAT that counts. Please find a better alternative for a Christian education. Seek and You Shall Find.

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Money is the key to success at this school. Money will get you grades and whatever else you want at this school. I attended this school for a two years. Once I found out the pace of things at the school is when i withdrew. A fellow classmate of mine would bring gun ammunition to the school and would show everybody. He never got in trouble at all. I wonder if it had anything to do with those huge donations the student was sending to the school. Gun ammunition at a school? Doesn't seem right to me. Just about everything that has been stated in the reviews below me are true. This school has a horrible education plan. The teacher is always right. The student is always wrong. (unless you are the student who donates a little money now and then) At this school, money and sports are before God. The staff claims they care about the students, but then call the students retarded, stupid, liars and crack heads. This school is ruining the names of Christians. If you are thinking about enrolling your child at this school, consider that your child will be so far behind when they are ready to go to college. There are some better alternatives for a Christian education out there.

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★☆☆☆☆

Money is the key to success at this school. Money will get you grades and whatever else you want at this school. I attended this school for a two years. Once I found out the pace of things at the school is when i withdrew. A fellow classmate of mine would bring gun ammunition to the school and would show everybody. He never got in trouble at all. I wonder if it had anything to do with those huge donations the student was sending to the school. Gun ammunition at a school? Doesn't seem right to me. Just about everything that has been stated in the reviews below me are true. This school has a horrible education plan. The teacher is always right. The student is always wrong. (unless you are the student who donates a little money now and then) At this school, money and sports are before God. The staff claims they care about the students, but then call the students retarded, stupid, liars and crack heads. This school is ruining the names of Christians. If you are thinking about enrolling your child at this school, consider that your child will be so far behind when they are ready to go to college. There are some better alternatives for a Christian education out there.

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I attended Wilson Christian briefly in the 1970's, as well. The school existed for segregation purposes, and since my parents opposed that kind of thinking, we merrily went our way! A child will not receive a real education here. And as for being prepared for life, or even a spiritual life in harmony with God, don't bet on it. I'm sorry to have to be so negative, but please be forewarned. I mean this in the most loving way possible. I agree with other reviewers that preparing your child for further education you will need to keep looking for the 'right' school. Thanks for reading.

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I attended Wilson Christian briefly in the 1970's, as well. The school existed for segregation purposes, and since my parents opposed that kind of thinking, we merrily went our way! A child will not receive a real education here. And as for being prepared for life, or even a spiritual life in harmony with God, don't bet on it. I'm sorry to have to be so negative, but please be forewarned. I mean this in the most loving way possible. I agree with other reviewers that preparing your child for further education you will need to keep looking for the 'right' school. Thanks for reading.

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I attended WCA in the 1970s and it doesn't sound like it's gotten any better. I just reread their mission, and it would be GREAT if they considered preparing children for careers instead of preparing for a happy spiritual life.

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★☆☆☆☆

I attended WCA in the 1970s and it doesn't sound like it's gotten any better. I just reread their mission, and it would be GREAT if they considered preparing children for careers instead of preparing for a happy spiritual life.

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I removed my daughter from this school after discovering the overly strict rules and terrible academic standards. Most teachers teach more than one subject and are not qualified, in my opinion, to teach other subjects. One teacher is particular taught THREE different courses! My daughter is prone to anxiety attacks and was almost driven insane by this school's constant watch over her. If you consider PG-13 movies or Miley Cyrus to be evil/sinful, then this school's views are probably too radical for you. I would not recommend this school to anyone looking for a fun, caring atmosphere as most of the teachers are very hurtful to their students. I also wouldn't recommend this school if you're student wants a decent education. My sister's son currently goes to NC State and says WCA did not prepare him for the level of academic standard. Be warned.

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★★☆☆☆

I removed my daughter from this school after discovering the overly strict rules and terrible academic standards. Most teachers teach more than one subject and are not qualified, in my opinion, to teach other subjects. One teacher is particular taught THREE different courses! My daughter is prone to anxiety attacks and was almost driven insane by this school's constant watch over her. If you consider PG-13 movies or Miley Cyrus to be evil/sinful, then this school's views are probably too radical for you. I would not recommend this school to anyone looking for a fun, caring atmosphere as most of the teachers are very hurtful to their students. I also wouldn't recommend this school if you're student wants a decent education. My sister's son currently goes to NC State and says WCA did not prepare him for the level of academic standard. Be warned.

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I am a graduate from this school from a few years back, I don't recommend anybody send their child to this school unless you want them to be held back when they get to college. I ended up having to take remedial classes when I started college because this school didn't prepare me enough. Also, if you don't want your child to be subjected to favortism I wouldn't send them there. That school only appreciates students who are actively involved in sports, or donate alot of money to the school to pay for the crap the school should've paid for in the first place. Why is it the students responsiblity to help the school pay for things that the school bought to supposedly benefit the students? This school claims to have a "nurturing" and "Christian-based" environment, but how is acting like every kid is Satan if they don't live perfectly accomplishing that task? If they find out you've been to a concert or two, they automatically look down on you like your going straight to Hell. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want my child to be placed in such an environment. The prices to put your child in that school are outrageous as it is, and to pay such a high price for a crappy education, have to deal with favortism over other students, and deal with judgmental staff and administration, doesn't seem worth it to me.

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★☆☆☆☆

I am a graduate from this school from a few years back, I don't recommend anybody send their child to this school unless you want them to be held back when they get to college. I ended up having to take remedial classes when I started college because this school didn't prepare me enough. Also, if you don't want your child to be subjected to favortism I wouldn't send them there. That school only appreciates students who are actively involved in sports, or donate alot of money to the school to pay for the crap the school should've paid for in the first place. Why is it the students responsiblity to help the school pay for things that the school bought to supposedly benefit the students? This school claims to have a "nurturing" and "Christian-based" environment, but how is acting like every kid is Satan if they don't live perfectly accomplishing that task? If they find out you've been to a concert or two, they automatically look down on you like your going straight to Hell. I don't know about you, but I wouldn't want my child to be placed in such an environment. The prices to put your child in that school are outrageous as it is, and to pay such a high price for a crappy education, have to deal with favortism over other students, and deal with judgmental staff and administration, doesn't seem worth it to me.

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Business Response:

Seek and You Shall Find Many graduates of WCA are experiencing great success as college students because of the academic preparation here at WCA. If you are interested in our Academy, please contact our office for names and numbers of parents whose children are highly successful such as two students currently at UNC and NC State. One has a 4.0 in nursing and the other has a high 3.0 in Engineering. Our academic program has excelled in the past few years. We have three juniors who scored 31, 34 & 35 out of 36 in English on the ACT administered in April, 2008. Our achievement scores in math have risen dramatically this year since we did wholesale change in our curriculum. We have added AP classes in history and believe our academic program is reaching toward the top of our area. As graduates of WCA learn, difficulties like this should be expressed formally and not through an anonymous forum. This is the final response that will given on this website because we believe an organization that has been successful for nearly 50 years needs no continued defense. We have placed two responses for perspective parents to realize there are opinions and evidence to the contrary of other comments.
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Only pick this school if your children are angels! The staff and administration pick favorites and treat the other children like they are the devil. This school does not nurture or provide the Christian atmosphere they proclaim. Some teachers even call the students names such are retarded. God teaches us to love one another and not to provoke children. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I wonder what dark secrets would be revealed if the roles were reversed. Only send your children here if you want them to feel like they are not worthy of God??s love.

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Only pick this school if your children are angels! The staff and administration pick favorites and treat the other children like they are the devil. This school does not nurture or provide the Christian atmosphere they proclaim. Some teachers even call the students names such are retarded. God teaches us to love one another and not to provoke children. Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I wonder what dark secrets would be revealed if the roles were reversed. Only send your children here if you want them to feel like they are not worthy of God??s love.

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We Respect Your Opinion Our Academy has many satisfied parents. The enrollment has grown 12% this year. We are saddened when we do not reach expectations of all parents and students. It is our goal to provide a safe, nurturing Christian-based environment.
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I was considering enrolling my child here until I found out how strict the dress code is. The girls can't wear pants! I understand being a Christain school that there would be guidelines and restrictions, but daggone! Plus, if the parents of the child are seen in a place that is un-Godly, the child can get kicked out of school? I was told that by another parent who had it happen to their child. They were seen at a rock concert. Only thing is whoever saw them should have been in trouble too, right? I just think that if you are a school and you have to pay to go, that you should be able to wear what you want, within reason. I don't think that wearing pants is going to keep you from learning. Evidentally the school's focus is not where it needs to be. That's why I didn't enroll my child.

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I was considering enrolling my child here until I found out how strict the dress code is. The girls can't wear pants! I understand being a Christain school that there would be guidelines and restrictions, but daggone! Plus, if the parents of the child are seen in a place that is un-Godly, the child can get kicked out of school? I was told that by another parent who had it happen to their child. They were seen at a rock concert. Only thing is whoever saw them should have been in trouble too, right? I just think that if you are a school and you have to pay to go, that you should be able to wear what you want, within reason. I don't think that wearing pants is going to keep you from learning. Evidentally the school's focus is not where it needs to be. That's why I didn't enroll my child.

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Incorrect Information Girls at our Academy are permitted to wear pants. The pants must be purchased from a specific supplier. This change was put into effect at the beginning of the 2005-06 school year and continues.
 

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