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Superintendent tells students about his life in far north


November 27, 2019

SUPT. TOM YAHRES has the full attention of Natural Resources program students at Sweet Home as he displays the pelt of a wolf he shot while teaching in remote northern Alaska.

When Sweet Home schools Supt. Tom Yahraes was a teen, he didn't know what he wanted to do with his life.

Yahraes was a guest speaker Thursday, Nov. 21, at Sweet Home High School's Natural Resources Program's Wildlife Class. He shared the story of an Alaskan hunting trip with the students, whose curriculum includes sections on hunting and taxidermy.

As a teen growing up in northern Minnesota, Yahraes said, he made a list to help him figure out what to do, and high up on that list was to have some adventures. After serving in the U.S. Army, driving tanks and guarding the border in Cold War...

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