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Carolyn Bentson, left, is pictured with Emily Chamberlain before going to prom. Bentson volunteered to help Chamberlain, who has a difficult time walking due to a birth defect. (Submitted photo)

Lending support at prom: Hastings student helps classmates enjoy high school tradition

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Every day at lunch, Carolyn Bentson sits with a special group of students. They are making their way through high school with special educational needs. Some have physical challenges; others face cognitive difficulty.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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