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Young Salinger's early ambition was in dramatics; he was voted "most popular actor" at Camp  Wigwam in Harrison, Maine, in the summer of 1930. An average student in public school on the  Upper West Side in Manhattan, he was reported to be a quiet, polite, somewhat solitary child. His  parents enrolled him in McBurney School in Manhattan in 1932, but he did not adjust well to the  private school and struggled with grades. Concerned about their son's academic performance, his  parents sent him to Valley Forge Military Academy in Pennsylvania when he was 15 years old.  There, he was active in drama and singing clubs. He sometimes wrote fiction by flashlight under his  blankets at night and contributed to the school's literary magazine. As editor of the academy's  yearbook,  Crossed Sabres , he published a poem in it that became the lyrics to the school's anthem. 
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