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Behind the mask: Douglas County graduates share pandemic experience

The Telegram spoke with 20 seniors from Douglas County high schools about what their last semester of high school was like and how the coronavirus pandemic has changed their lives.

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The class of 2020 had to add masks to their graduation wardrobe this year. The Superior Telegram asked graduates from Superior, Northwestern and Solon Springs to tell us about their lives during the pandemic. Students are, from Solon Springs, in maroon caps, from left, Owen Dickenson, Erick Hendon and Aaron Pfister. From Northwestern, in black caps, from left top, Justin Orme, Kennedy Nelson, Jagar Stillson, Spencer Antilla, Ryleigh Hill (top) and Merissa Keller. Students from Superior, in blue caps, from left, Noah Lear, Gabrielle, Madelynne and Samantha Shoein, Hannah Furey, Gunnar Hansen, Hannah Hockenbrock and Emma Blomfelt, Mikayla Moe, Niya Wilson (top) and Luke Wessberg. (Jed Carlson / jcarlson@superiortelegram.com)
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Jed Carlson joined the Superior Telegram in February 2001 as a photographer. He grew up in Willmar, Minnesota. He graduated from Ridgewater Community College in Willmar, then from Minnesota State Moorhead with a major in mass communications with an emphasis in photojournalism.
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