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Soraya Hudson, of Willmar, poses at her computer Wednesday in her home "classroom" where she attended the Minnesota Virtual High School. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

Online school a better fit for Willmar student


WILLMAR -- Soraya Hudson of Willmar was miserable when she was in ninth grade.

She was called names every day at school and wasn't doing well in her classes. She was getting into trouble. If she had stayed on that path, she said recently, she probably would not have graduated on time this spring.

She did graduate, after finding an alternative to a bricks-and-mortar high school and finishing her last three and a half years of high school online.

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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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