Student success linked to peer mentors

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August 27, 2019 - 11:02 AM

USD 257 Board of Education members try to keep balloons (representing students) in the air as part of an exercise about Link Crew, which matches seniors with freshmen. From left, are Mary Apt, Jared Larkey (hidden), Nancy Toland, Dan Willis, Doug Dunlap (partially hidden), Jen Taylor (partially hidden) and Superintendent Stacey Fager. REGISTER/VICKIE MOSS

Balloons helped teach USD 257 board members the value of a program that links freshmen with seniors at Iola High School.

Board members were given two balloons each and told to keep them in the air. The balloons represented students, and the exercise was meant to show how difficult it is to keep them at a high level of success.

In one minute’s time, very few balloons remained in the air.

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