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Stagecoach teen clears hurdles to compete for state youth award

Alicia Barchus has always been picked on, starting, to the best she can remember, at age 9. Over the years, the taunting turned to alienation. “I remember this girl in one of my classes told me she couldn’t be my friend because then no one would like her,” Alicia recalled. “I was crushed. I only had a few friends and felt like the whole school hated me without even knowing me.” When she joined the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada in the fourth grade, she expected more of the same. “I thought it would be another place where …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Mar 13, 2013 03:18AM Published Mar 13, 2013 12:29PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.