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Freshman Josh Harris leads the morning seminary students in a hymn to start off their lesson before school last Wednesday. Shown in the front row (left to right) are freshman Ethan Hallstrom and senior Mitch Coutu. In the middle row are sophomore Merlin Erickson, junior Maddy Harris and sophomore Evan Coutu. In the back row is sophomore Sarah Amezcua. In the foreground is teacher Jody Bullough. All the students pictured attend East Ridge High School. (Bulletin photo by Patricia Drey Busse)

Studying at sunrise

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A group of 17 Mormon students attending District 833's high schools set their alarm clocks an hour early each school day, and they say they wouldn't have it any other way.

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Sure, waking up early is tough, but some of the students who gathered at a home in Cottage Grove's Timber Ridge Estates neighborhood last Wednesday morning said they wouldn't trade seeing their friends or starting their day in a spiritual way.

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Scott Wente
Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
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