Luke, I usually don’t read Greg Clusiau’s fishing report in the Scenic Range News mostly because I don’t fish but what caught my eye in the last issue was some students holding a huge fish. I could tell by the expression on their faces what fun they were having. I’m a 1973 graduate of Greenway High, move to Colorado 45 years ago and for some reason still get the Scenic Range News delivered to me. Once I saw that picture I had to read the article at which point I started to cry. Here was a teacher who took the time to load some students in a vehicle and drive them to Baudette MN which is far away even if you live close, on a cold spring day, to spend the night without internet/cell phone service and somehow told them they were going to have fun and they believed it. Right!!! But they did have fun. So much so that they will never forget that trip & will re-tell it a thousand times. When I was in, then junior high school, Cliff Wold was a teacher of mine. He operated a canoe outfitting service in Ely MN. I was selected as a student to work for Cliff to earn some money off a canoe trip to the Boundary Waters. I will never forget that trip or the others I took. There were around 14 of us & we fished, we cooked over an open fire, we swam, we portaged canoe’s across many islands but mostly we had fun!!! I want to say thank you for taking these students on a similar excursion. It isn’t often I read stories like this but I was so moved by your article I decided I had to help. This trip has to continue annually. Once these students go home and tell their fellow students what a great time they had students will be lining up to go. Please respond to this email & let me know who & to what organization I can contribute some monetary funds to. Thank you thank you thank you.
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