Chilton’s school newspaper, The Franklin, is named for Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790), who was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, widely revered for his numerous and wide-ranging achievements. A scientist and inventor, he was also a political theorist, diplomat, and activist who campaigned to unify the thirteen colonies of 18th century America.
Benjamin Franklin was a successful newspaper printer and editor, becoming wealthy as the publisher of the Pennsylvania Gazette. This is the reason for honouring him in the title of the school newspaper.
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