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Nick Graham, Hometown Hero

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This is an exceptional story of a 17-year old high school student whom I’d love to meet – Nick Graham.  He saved $10,000 to buy his hometown grocery store when it went out of business in Truman MN.  Hat tip to the Blog for Rural America for digging up the story.  While he did sell the business for a profit, he hasn’t left Truman and has left his entrepreneurial mark in two other communities as well.

I’m also including a couple comment snippets from the post – great ideas:

“our school (Howard, SD) embedded “place based learning” (PBL) in the classroom. In short, PBL attempts to root learning within the context of the local community. It’s a great pedagogy because kids learn about their community while developing skills and knowledge that they need.

“If students have to move away from their rural communities in order to use the things that we teach them, then we are teaching them the wrong things.”

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Written by Caleb

January 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm

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  1. This is such a neat, inspiring story. So much potential!

    greenleaf07

    January 28, 2009 at 9:03 pm


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