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Katarina Gazelka, 17, front, a student at Willmar Senior High School, works on a math project Wednesday as Shelby Baker, 18, a “host student” at Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School, looks on. Gazelka was participating in a program that allows students from other districts to accompany host students to classes and lunch. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

30 students from Willmar, other area schools trade places with those from other districts

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A group of area high school kids got a chance Wednesday to see what it’s like to be the new kid, at least for a day.

About 30 students from Willmar, New London-Spicer, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, MACCRAY and BOLD participated in Mix-It-Up Day and traded places with students from other districts.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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