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Enterprise file photo — Michael Koff

A sense of fashion is clearly evident in the outfit selected by Julianne Stone, 6, of Altamont, as she competes in the Little Miss Altamont Fair pageant earlier this month, wearing a red posy in her hair to match those on her dress. Rachel Brucker writes that kids develop a sense of self by choosing the clothes they wear; she argues against a recent trend at public school — 18 percent now require uniforms.