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Hatte Kingston smiled at Red Wing senior Jack Strusz during a volleyball match last fall. The two formed a bond through sports the past two years. (Republican Eagle photo by Nick Gerhardt)

An uncommon bond

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Editor's note: This story appeared in the Red Wing Republican Eagle on June 2. Hatte Kingston is the daughter of Darin Kingston of Alexandria and Linda Kingston of Red Wing, and the granddaughter of Don and Marilyn Kingston and Duane and Lois Braun, all of Alexandria.


When 6th grader Hatte Kingston looks up at Jack Strusz, a huge smile stretches across her face. She isn't looking at his athletic ability or his popularity - she sees someone who treats her as an equal.

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