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Teen royalty visits Nisswa Elementary in support of Jump Rope for Heart

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Three pageant winners visited Nisswa Elementary School in support of the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.

Lizzy Thurlow, Miss Central Lakes Outstanding Teen; Serena Schreifels, Miss Brainerd Lakes Outstanding Teen; and Bailey Wachholz, former Miss Minnesota Outstanding Teen, all jumped rope and played games with students during their gym period Thursday, Jan. 17.

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Thurlow and Wachholz both attended Nisswa Elementary School. All three teens are now Brainerd High School students.

Thurlow’s platform in pageant competition is Building Healthy Hearts: Heart Disease Awareness. The platform was fitting with the Jump Rope for Heart program, which engages students in jump roping and raises money to help children with heart-health issues.

Physical education teacher Chad Holm reported the school raised more than $3,000 through the program. First-grader Sam Simpson was the top fundraiser, raising $510 for Jump Rope for Heart.

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