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Katie L'Allier, sophomore, wrapped ribbon around the poles of "the pit" Friday at New Richmond High School. Students decorated the school as a part of "You're Not Alone Week," a week focused on reaching out to others and offering support. Photo by Jackie Grumish

Teaching from her mistakes

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Lea LeMire has spent two years turning her life around, but she's still paying for her mistakes -- now, she's making sure others don't do the same.

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LeMire started high school as a social butterfly. She wanted nothing more than to make friends and be the center of attention -- even if that mean slacking off academically.

As a ninth- and 10th-grader, LeMire barely passed her classes.

"Every class was a D minus and that was good enough for me," she said.

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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