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Local students learn through Norwegian Heritage Camp

Students demonstrate a Norwegian dance at Century School, from left, Ava Roseth, Pierce DeBlieck and Kaitlyn Carlson during a program Thursday as part of Norwegian Heritage Camp to celebrate Norwegian Independence Day. (Kevin Cederstrom / Enterprise)1 / 2
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A group of Park Rapids area students experienced Norwegian culture this week during a Norwegian Heritage Camp held at Century School.

Nine students participated in the camp sponsored by Park Rapids Sons of Norway and Park Rapids Community Education. The camp is held each year in celebration of Syttende Mai, Norwegian Independence Day.

Coordinated by Donna Nestoss, Roger Olson and Jo Judson, the camp took place June 20-23. Students learned about the people, land and culture of Norway. They also learned some basic Norwegian words, sang songs in Norwegian, participated in Scandanavian dances, made Norwegian delicacies, and leaned the art of rosemal-style painting.

On Thursday, the students presented a program to parents and community featuring their songs, language, dances, food and projects.

Students participating in the camp were Solveig Hopman, Eleanor Mathison, Maxewll DeBlieck, Marnie Shepersky, Ava Roseth, Jocelyn Mathison, Breanna DeBlieck, Kaitlyn Carlson and Pierce DeBlieck.