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Eighth-grader Renee Reckner reads a letter from Somerset graduate Holly Boisjolie who teaches high school in Baline, Minn. Reckner said the letter helped her calm down about high school. Each eighth grade student in Somerset was given a letter specifically tailored to their individual future plans on Friday, May 10 during their high school orientation. Reckner's letter gave her advice on her goal of becoming a teacher.

Eighth-graders receive community letters

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In this day of computers and emails, receiving a handwritten, personal letter can be a special thing.

Patty Schachtner, Somerset school nurse, helped organize the letter-writing campaign in the schools with Gina Knutson, Carol Jones, Gail Buell and Randy Calleja as a part of the Leadership Trust Initiative, a course sponsored by the New Richmond Area Community Foundation.


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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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