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RILEY HOLM and Alex Worthington look at the baby chicks in Kellie Pitrone’s first grade class at the Hurley K-12 School Wednesday.

HURLEY — First grade students at the Hurley K-12 School are in the process of hatching 24 chicks as part of a unique way to learn about their life cycles.

Teacher Kellie Pitrone started the project this year after years of doing it in another district.

“Everyone is very excited,” Pitrone said. “We hope this tradition continues here.”

The project began on April 10, and after 22 days, the class already had over five chicks hatched, with more on the way.

“My friend has a hobby farm, so he supplied the eggs,” Pitrone said. “We hatch the eggs and then once the school year is done...

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