Education: Second to None

Falcon ("Bunk") Guthrie, 16, was no

great shakes as a student. He preferred

baseball to books, had no interest in

'grammar and stuff like that." But when

the district high school, in the sleepy,

general-store town of Volens, Va. (pop.

100) got a new English teacher, Bunk sat

up and took notice.

Teacher Roy Fisher, 22, just out of the University of South Carolina, was like no teacher Bunk had ever heard of. In his green corduroy jacket, Mr. Fisher could pitch horseshoes and he could square-dance. But he also knew something about symphonies and poetry. On the...

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