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Rachel Cleveland (right) pointed out a measurement Wednesday as her teammate Nat

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Pop bottle rockets, baking soda and vinegar volcano eruptions and mousetrap cars; hands-on learning in science classrooms at its best. They’re projects that as kids we all knew and enjoyed because of the interactive learning environment and the excitement built when the building is all done. Now, Forestview Middle School has taken that excitement thousands of feet higher with its new after-school High Altitude Balloon Launch Club, taking place this spring.

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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