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SES holds Iditarod race competition

One student from each group was the "musher" and sat on the sled while the other students portrayed the sled dogs, pulling the sled. (Pictured) Musher Ashley Knefelkamp "steers" her team.

Somerset Elementary School's third grade held its own Iditarod competition after reading about "Balto, the Dog Who Saved Nome." Balto was the lead dog of a team of sled dogs that brought medicine from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. Rachel Fuller, SES third grade teacher, said the Iditarod activity enhanced the third-graders' learning about Balto as well as helped teach the children about teamwork and cooperation.

The students followed a map to six checkpoints around the school grounds, representing cities they would have stopped in along the way. One student from each group was the "musher" and sat on the sled while the other students portrayed the sled dogs, pulling the sled.

The students followed a map to six checkpoints around the school grounds, representing cities they would have stopped in along the way. One student from each group was the "musher" and sat on the sled while the other students portrayed the sled dogs, pulling the sled.

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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