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'Growing Together'

November 26, 2013
Marshall Independent
Photo by Deb Gau

Eight area students were selected as winners of this year’s United Way of Southwest Minnesota-Marshall Independent Essay Contest. The winning students, who are in the third through sixth grade, were recognized in a ceremony Monday at the Marshall-Lyon County Library. Above: Pictured, front, from left: Taylor Miller (Holy Redeemer), Tianna Karsten (Holy Redeemer) and Katrina Sahlstrom (Arrow Academy). Back, from left: Kestlyn Willert (Marshall Middle School), Abby Theisen (St. Peter’s School), Bailey Kindopp (St. Peter’s School), Giavanna Christian (Marshall Middle School) and Brianna Gile (RTR Elementary). Right: Miller and the other girls read their essays aloud Monday; this year’s theme was “Growing Together.” Bank of the West, Wells Fargo Bank, Bremer Bank and First Independent Bank donated prizes for the winners. The essays will be published in the Dec. 7 Independent.


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