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Students learn about Mexican culture by being there

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Seventeen high school students used spring break to learn something extra. The New Richmond students were part of the semi-annual trip to Mexico, coordinated by the Spanish department.


Local high school students have been travelling to Mexico every other year for the past 20 years. This is the first year that New Richmond conducted the trip during spring break. Typically the trip is planned early during summer vacation.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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