Eagle View fourth-graders honored via a parade

Eagle View Elementary School fourth-grade staff line up for a fourth-grade celebration parade Tuesday, May 26, at the school. Submitted Photo

Fourth-graders at Eagle View Elementary School traditionally have a day to celebrate becoming middle-schoolers with a program for parents and fun and games.

The COVID-19 pandemic made that celebration not possible this year, but fourth-grade staff and Principal Melissa Hesch still hosted a celebration Tuesday, May 26, where fourth-graders were driven through the school loop in a car parade to receive well wishes as they move to the middle school as fifth-graders.

Eagle View Elementary School Principal Melissa Hesch waves during a parade celebration for fourth-graders Tuesday, May 26, at the school. Submitted Photo

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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