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She has five decades of teaching tales

 

May 22, 2020

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Jennie Hanson has taught in the Cromwell area for more than 50 years. She and great-niece Kieriahna Goodin hung out on one Hanson's last days subbing in December 2019. Hanson also taught Kieriahna's mother, Suzy, and her grandmother Linda.

A stock water tank and a giant Coca-Cola bottle replica contained most of the one million pop can tabs Wright Elementary School students collected back in the late 1980s. The collection was to be recycled for cash, with the money donated to the Ronald McDonald House in Minneapolis, a place where families can stay while children receive medical treatment.

An appreciative Ronald McDonald himself came to the tiny school on a snowy day in February and entertained the students for the afternoon.

"People still give me pop tabs," said Jennie Hanson, fourth-grade teacher at the time and the organiz...



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