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A group of 9th graders from Discovery Middle School in Alexandria was in the media spotlight last week during their trip to Washington, D.C. In addition to their photos appearing on the New York Times and Washington Post websites, a news crew from Japan interviewed and featured the group, as well. (Contributed)

Local 9th graders grab spotlight after shutdown ends


It was all about timing last week for a group of 9th graders on a field trip to Washington, D.C.

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Amy Chaffins
Amy Chaffins is a journalist working for the Echo Press newspaper. After graduating from St. Cloud State University, Amy’s first job was at KSAX-TV working as an anchor and reporter. From 2003-2010, Amy worked as an editor and reporter for the Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times newspapers. During her journalism career, Amy earned writing and photography awards from the Associated Press, Minnesota Newspaper Association and Society of Professional Journalists. Amy and her husband, Brandon, live in Alexandria and together write “He Sez, She Sez,” a humor column in the local women’s magazine, Chicz. Away from work, Amy and Brandon spend time bass fishing and keeping tabs on their charismatic dog, Cash, who has been known to jump out of the boat to “retrieve” the bass lures.
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