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Somerset High School students analyze bat droppings to see which seeds bats disperse and where in the rainforest in the central region of Costa Rica. The group travelled to the Central American country June 15-21. (From left) Somerset High School Spanish teacher Sara Turner, Mikaela Barger, Kiersten Kupczak, Nicole Lange and Jami Kupczak. (Submitted photo)

The trip of a lifetime

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Not many people can say they’ve been on an “eco-adventure.”

From June 15-21, eight Somerset High School students, two parents and two teachers travelled to Costa Rica as part of a WorldStrides educational tour.

Somerset High School science instructor Erin Gehring and Spanish teacher Sara Turner took the kids on an “eco-adventure trip,” which took the group from San José, Costa Rica, through the central region of the country.

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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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