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Hurley student essays teach values, explore life experiences


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HURLEY - Seven Hurley K-12 students were recently honored for participating in the annual Jalonen Writing Contest.

A selection committee chose seven essays for top honors from among 40 contestants who wrote stories that were based on an interview with a family member or someone in the community, said Shannon Peterson, high school English teacher at Hurley K-12 School.

"The story had to teach a lesson or be based on values or morals," Peterson said.

These seven students honored for their work were Haley Nyquist, Olivia France, Kylee Hewitt, Darian...