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Students run around the South Elementary School gym in West Fargo early one recent morning, as they participate in the weekly Runners and Readers program. Tyler Shoberg / West Fargo Pioneer

Local students practice three R's: Running, reading, reaching goals

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On a recent Thursday morning, the sound of a hundred thundering feet reverberated down the hallways of South Elementary School in West Fargo.


It was only 7:30 a.m., but the school gym already was full of students laughing, talking and doing something they had either grown to enjoy, or inherently loved: running.

"It's really, really fun," fifth grader Claire Spaeth said, with beads of sweat rolling down her flushed cheeks. "It gets me pumped up for the day."

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