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Third grade "Otters" practicing language skills with "Mrs. Hanson" are, from left, Mikayla Snyder, Kody Mead, Tarah Swanson, Brenna Behrens, Alicia Heath, James Hartig and Emma Shore. Vicky Hanson urges her students to "think independently and draw conclusions."

'Mrs. Hanson' named Park Rapids Teacher of the Year

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Century third grade teacher Vicky Wentworth Hanson encourages her students to be frogs, not bumps on the log.

"Jump into learning and life," she advises.


"My goal is to help children believe in themselves, and learn about themselves as learners," said the educator who's spent 28 years engaging the minds of 8-, 9- and 10-year-olds in Osage and Park Rapids.

Hanson's objective has been saluted by her peers who've chosen her EdMN-Park Rapids Teacher of the Year.

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