Jerry Ness, retiring Superintendent of Fergus Falls Public School District, describes the wide range of learning opportunities provided by schools large and small throughout our region... "Western Minnesota is really blessed with some great schools, both public and private, no kidding, and we have lots of great schools.

In west central Minnesota, there are some outstanding schools. One shining example is West Central Area School District (WCA), serving the communities of Elbow Lake, Barrett, Kensington, and surrounding area.

WCA High School has a Health Science class that reaches out to partner with healthcare businesses in the school district; it's a creative program that gets students out in a workplace, to job-shadow healthcare workers in multiple occupations, exposing students to the wide variety of good-paying career opportunities that are close to home.

Our hat's off to WCA for providing this great learning experience!

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