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Summer academy in Kasson

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KASSON, Minn. (KTTC) -- School may be out for the summer, but that didn't stop hundreds of young students from staying sharp.  Nearly 300 students from seven different schools landed at Kasson-Mantorville Middle School for a one week summer program.

The Zumbro Education District offers this week long program.  To get into this summer academy the student has to be recommended by a teacher or named by their school.

Plenty of different classes such as cooking, sewing, all the way to making magic wands and paper mache.  In one of the science labs, students were working with pennies to learn why the statue of liberty is green.

We're cleaning pennies with vinegar and salt and then we're going to get them dirty again. It takes 24 hours to get them dirty said ALyssa Jones of Stewartville.

This is the first year that KM middle school has held the event and the 9th year for the gifted program as a whole.

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