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PHOTOS: In Willmar, summer school

Thanks to federal pandemic aid, Willmar's summer school has been able to offer experiences for students in addition to their academic classes. School officials say experiences offer students a chance to get to learn about their community and expand their vocabulary.

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Emilio Dubon, 9, swings at an incoming pitch Tuesday, June 21, 2022, as he and other Willmar Middle School summer school program kids take part in baseball in front of the school.
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Emilio Dubon, 9, swings at an incoming pitch as he and other Willmar Middle School summer school program kids take part in baseball in front of the school the afternoon of Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
Thanks to federal pandemic aid, Willmar's summer school has been able to offer experiences for students in addition to their academic classes. School officials say experiences offer students a chance to get to learn about their community and expand their vocabulary.

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Raymond Covert, 12, grabs the bases for the field as children prepare for an afternoon of baseball during Willmar Middle School's summer school baseball program on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
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Emilio Duban, 9, waits for his opportunity to bat during the Willmar Middle School summer school baseball program on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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The Kandiyohi County Fair closed Saturday after the annual week of events.
Following a few days of related events, the 37th annual New London to New Brighton Antique Car Run left New London on Saturday morning.
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Nahomy Ramos, 14, warms her arm up by throwing a baseball around with fellow players during a Willmar Middle School summer school baseball program on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
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Anderson Dubon, 11, pulls a wagon full of baseball gear down to the field before the start of the Willmar Middle School summer school baseball program on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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A shoe sale event Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Willmar sold more than 500 pairs of shoes. The funds raised support food distributions to needy families by the Minneapolis-based Good in the 'Hood organization.
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Willmar Middle School summer school program kids take part in baseball in front of the school the afternoon of Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune
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Nahomy Ramos, 14, hits a baseball during the Willmar Middle School summer school baseball program on Tuesday, June 21, 2022.
Macy Moore / West Central Tribune

Macy Moore is an award-winning photojournalist at the West Central Tribune in Willmar, Minnesota.
She can be reached via email: mmoore@wctrib.com or phone: 320.214.4338.
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