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Julia Klisch, a sixth-grader at St. Philip’s School, is honored for her first-place win in the Minnesota D.A.R.E. 2013 Poster Contest. Pictured are, from left, St. Philip’s Principal Carol Rettinger, Bemidji Police Chief Mike Mastin, Klisch, and local D.A.R.E. Officer John Hunt. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Klisch earns first pitch; sixth-grader wins statewide D.A.R.E. contest

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BEMIDJI – A local sixth-grader will throw out the first pitch at a Minnesota Twins game later this month.

Julia Klisch, a student in Sue Swartz’s class at St. Philip’s School, secured the honor by winning first place in the statewide Minnesota D.A.R.E. 2013 Poster Contest.


“I am excited,” said Klisch, who has not yet begun practicing her pitching skills.

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