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Locals graduate youth academy

Graduate says it changed her life


Last updated 1/4/2018 at 11:50am

Ryan Welch/Havre Daily News

Alexus Flansburg, who graduated from Montana Youth Challenge Academy in December, poses for a photograph in Havre Wednesday. She is looking at the possibility of following in her mother's footsteps and becoming a nurse herself.

For some youth, traditional education just doesn't work, and that's where Montana Youth Challenge Academy comes in.

Three local youth in December completed the first stage of the academy, a program Marketing Coordinator Ron Carroll labels as an alternative education program.

Local students Alexus Flansburg, Mariah Matosich and Erik Cecena completed the initial 22 weeks on campus. They are now in the second phase of Montana Youth Challenge Academy, the year-long mentoring phase, during which cadets stay in monthly contact with the people they have chosen to hold them accountable and keep t...

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