What are the two major changes at the beginning of Sonny's junior year at Big Creek High School in October Sky?

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Two major changes that occurred in Sonny's life at the beginning of his junior year at Big Creek High School were that he had to change schools, and that the Russians successfully launched the first space satellite, Sputnik.

The children in the small mining town of Coalwood generally received their first nine years of schooling at the small, local Coalwood School. For the tenth grade, the students were bused "across the mountains to Big Creek, the district high school," which served "kids...from...

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