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Maritza Ocampo, 18, a senior from Pennock, concentrates Tuesday as she works on her Chinese opera mask, a cultural activity in her Chinese I class. Tribune photo by Linda Vanderwerf

Local Chinese classes gain from visiting teacher and 5-year grant

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WILLMAR -- The students were so intent on designing and painting their Chinese opera masks that they hardly took notice of the strangers in their classroom.


That just impressed the visitors from the University of Minnesota's Co-nfucius Institute even more.

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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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