‘The Best Paper Airplane I Never Flew’

Joel Relihan
Professor of Classics

Joel Relihan was the smallest kid on the block—and the most obnoxious, so it helped that he was also the fastest. He has gotten taller and slower since then; less obnoxious, too, he hopes.
He tells a story about a state science fair he attended in Illinois when he was in eighth grade. It involves science, judging, a startled nun, and a paper airplane.


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