Hayward Native to be Big Part of Iditarod 2013 as ‘Teacher on the Trail’

The Iditarod Sled Dog Race from Willow to Nome, Alaska, is known as “The last great race,” an early-March journey of more than 1,000 miles through the frozen Alaskan wilderness. In this test of endurance, dozens of professional-category mushers and their teams of 12 to 16 dogs encounter blizzards and wind chills up to 100 degrees below zero.This year, Hayward native Linda (Klippel) Fenton will be an official part of the event as the race-designated “Teacher on the Trail.” Fenton is taking a leave of absence from her job as third-grade teacher in the Waupaca public schools for the chance to teach students around the world via the Internet about the unique event, which runs from March 2-15.Read more here: http://www.haywardwi.com/news/article_9a01ff32-7853-11e2-a655-001a4bcf887a.html


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