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Annual Swinomish Education Dinner honors achievements

Departing La Conner Schools Superintendent Will Nelson, who is leaving after three years to accept a teaching post at Western Washington University, was among special honorees during the year-end Swinomish Education Dinner at John K. Bob Ball Park on June 13.

Nelson received a ceremonial blanket representing warmth and protection as part of a program that also honored the first-ever cohort of ­Swinomish-trained teachers, the tribal community’s corps of classroom student advocates, Swinomish K-12 students and college graduates, and La Conner School District educators, administrators and school...


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