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MAES students Dare Mighty Things

Two students from each grade were chosen to read essays about their dream career for Dare Mighty Things Day at Morris Area Elementary School on Friday, March 1. The chosen students were: front (left to right) Parker Miller, Tess Deane, Josie Jacobson and Brett Howell; middle (left to right) Gerardo Villela, Chaylee Eystad, Isabel Fynboh and Greta Hentges; back (left to right) Berenice Arreguin, Jaden Ross, Emma Berlinger and Joshua Jackson. 2 / 2

MORRIS -- On Friday, March 1 students at Morris Area Elementary School were encouraged to “Dare Mighty Things” by dressing in clothing representing their dream career.

At an afternoon assembly, MAES Principal Ken Gagner – dressed as Captain James T. Kirk, captain of the USS Enterprise – told students “It's ok to dream big things – it's ok to set your sights high.”

Students also were invited to submit essays describing their dream careers. Of the over 100 essays submitted, 12 were chosen to be read aloud during the assembly. Students also heard from community members about their careers.  

Student readers at the event were Parker Miller, Tess Deane, Josie Jacobson, Brett Howell, Gerardo Villela, Chaylee Eystad, Isabel Fynboh, Greta Hentges, Berenice Arreguin, Jaden Ross, Emma Berlinger and Joshua Jackson.  

Kim Ukura

Kim Ukura began working at the Farmington/Rosemount Independent Town Pages in August of 2016. Previously, she served as the editor of the Morris Sun Tribune for five years. She graduated from the University of Minnesota, Morris in 2008 with degrees in English and journalism. She earned a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2010. Prior to returning to Morris to work at the Sun Tribune, she worked in trade publishing. She has been recognized by the Minnesota Newspaper Association for human interest, multimedia, business and public affairs reporting. 

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