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Members of the SCC Community Education unicycling class, which is open to all ages, pedal with arms linked while taking direction from class founder Tanya O’Brien of Glenwood City. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Don’t be afraid to fall

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It’s the best thing that ever happened to me,” said unicycling student Ayrica Jewell. “Don’t be afraid to fall because we all start out by falling.”


These words of wisdom come from a unicycling class regular in Paulette Anderson’s Thursday community education class.

People of all ages practice various tricks, mounts or just zoom around the SCC Elementary gym, seemingly effortlessly.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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