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Pequot students raise nearly $24,000 for cancer research


Students at Pequot Lakes raised nearly $24,000 for the American Cancer Society and participated in the Relay for Life on Wednesday, May 21, exceeding their $20,000 fundraising goal.

Fifty-two student teams made up of more than 400 ninth- through 12th-graders took to the track for the school day. Younger students joined them for part of the day as well. Two more teams of teachers raised funds for the event.

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Chelsey Perkins
Chelsey Perkins grew up in Crosslake and is a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in professional journalism from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Perkins has interned at the Lake Country Echo and the Rochester and Austin Post-Bulletins and also worked for the student-run Minnesota Daily newspaper as a copy editor and columnist during college. She went on to intern at Utne Reader magazine, where she was later hired as the research editor. Before joining the Brainerd Dispatch, Perkins worked as a staff writer for the Pineandlakes Echo Journal.
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