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(From left) Fourth-graders Katie Larson, Kaitlyn DeLong, Brianna Nabors, Sydney Burgess and Cassie Gulich made jumping rope look easy at the Jump Rope For Heart event at St. Croix Central Elementary on Friday, Feb. 28. (Photo by Sarah Young)

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The St. Croix Central Elementary School gym echoed with the beat of jump ropes thumping the floor on Friday, Feb. 28, as this year’s Jump Rope for Heart event was under way.


Third- and fourth-graders participated in the fundraiser to raise money for the American Heart Association. They raised more than $15,500 toward their cause, SCC physical education teacher Brenda Simone said.

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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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