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- December 10: Dr. Catherine Halsey makes an entry in her journal wherein she identifies four Spartan-IIs that she and Franklin Mendez agree are the best candidates for leadership out of all the children in the program. Those four are Kurt-051, Jerome-092, Fred-104, and John-117. Mendez is leaning towards Kurt but Halsey is confident that John is the best choice.
- Dr. Halsey's personal journal, December 10, 2518