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Dogs on a Dash

Byron Center elementary and Nickels Intermediate School students worked their way up to finishing a 3.1 mile run this spring. MoreStudent Maddy Joseph keeps her stride than 500 students trained in the after-school 10-week running program Dynamite Dogs, which recently wrapped up with the 5K race.

The program, designed to teach and greet social, physical, and mental health, involved 514 students.


Dynamite Dogs

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio


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