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Kelsey shines at WCAK events in Reading, MA

by | Feb 12, 2014

Kelsey was involved in a successful (and busy!) day of events in Reading, MA on February 4, 2014 beginning with a RENEW presentation for the Reading Public Schools District Leadership Team, followed by a discussion with the Student Support Program & Field Seminar Students of Reading High School, another RENEW presentation for the high school’s faculty & staff, and ending with a community screening at the Jordan’s Furniture IMAX. Read the Reading Public School’s blog posting about the exciting day HERE.

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