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These fifth-grade junior Girl Scouts (Troop 53529), under the direction of leader Katie Skramstad, organized a reading event coming up at the Somerset Public Library. (From left) Kendra Westphal, Faith Christensen, Abbey Skramstad, Priscilla Rivard and Autumn Wood. Hannah Thoreson is not pictured. (Submitted photo)

Junior Girl Scouts organize reading event

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The six members of the junior Girl Scout troop Katie Skramstad leads will host a “Read to Succeed Day” at the Somerset Public Library Saturday, Jan. 18.


The fifth-grade girls are working on completing a Take Action project to complete their Agent of Change book. Each troop must complete three “journeys” each year to earn badges and get closer to the highest, most coveted award: the Bronze Award for junior Girl Scouts.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in 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. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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