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When Freedom’s winner Olivia Swiadek enrolled at Farmersville Elementary School in kindergarten, she did not speak English. But she was determined to not spend a lot of time in the ESOL classes.

Her parents immigrated from Poland in 1998 and the family lived in a one-bedroom apartment in Brooklyn, N.Y., until it was time for her to start school. The family relocated to Bethlehem because of the great school system, her mother Urszula Swiadek said.

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