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West Fargo High School Principal Gary Clark, right, introduces class representative Mark Staples, left, during the 2013 commencement ceremony at Scheels Arena in Fargo, on Sunday, May 26. (Carrie Snyder / Forum News Service)

Staples Harvard bound

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Recent West Fargo High School graduate Mark Staples is taking a big leap this fall, as he leaves his family's Harwood farm and goes to the nation's oldest and most prestigious university.


Mark, the son of Les and Brenda Staples, could have gone to several top-notch universities, but ultimately decided to become one of roughly 2,000 graduates around the world to join Harvard University for the Fall 2013 semester.

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