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By Alex Ross 

Students plan for connectivity conference in March


November 15, 2017

Havre Daily News/Floyd Brandt

Donnie Wetzel of the Montana Office of Public instruction talks to students from the Rocky Boy, Havre, Box Elder, Harlem, Hays/Lodge Pole and Dodson high schools Tuesday in Montana State University-Northern's Student Union Building Ballroom during a Youth Leadership Planning Session. The session, which included a webinar on grant writing taught by James Swan of RJS & Associates, was partly to plan for a conference set for next spring at Northern.

Students from five area high schools spent part of their Wednesday in Montana State University-Northern's Student Union Building Ballroom connecting with one another and planning a spring youth conference to be held at Northern.

Donnie Wetzel, American Indian Youth Development Coordinator with the Montana Office of Public Instruction facilitated the event.

He said the planning session and conference are meant to knock down social barriers and address stereotypes between students on reservations and in surrounding communities.

"The whole thing is to get these young students to know each...

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