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MONTE DRAPER | BEMIDJI PIONEER The Students First program held an end-of-the-year celebration Thursday for community coaches and the eighth-grade students. Above, Jeremy Ganske, left, shares photos with Stanley Donnell, an eighth-grader at TrekNorth.

‘A fantastic program’: Students First concludes its second year

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BEMIDJI — Lawren Wadena, an eighth-grader at Bemidji Middle School, and Melanie Wilson, a Leech Lake Tribal College employee, have gotten to know each other quite well in the past year.


The two have been partnered through the Students First school initiative, which aims to pair students with community coaches.

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