Hurley student essays teach values, explore life experiences


February 18, 2021

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These seven students of Hurley K-12 School are winners of a recent Jalonen Writing Contest, an essay contest on morals and values that is named for a former teacher who started the annual event. From left are: first row, Haley Nyquist, Olivia France, Kylee Hewitt and Darian Bender; and second row, Jayme Harma, Antonio Cummings and Tanner Vogel.


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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, Dari...

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