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Lake Park-Audubon High School science teacher Shelly Becker shows off one of two pet turtles residing in her classroom this fall. Becker was recently chosen as Teacher of the Year for LP-A Public Schools. DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Becker is Teacher of the Year at Lake Park-Audubon Schools

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Though teaching isn’t something that Rochelle Becker seriously considered as a career choice during her childhood years in Gilby, N.D., or even while obtaining her bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of North Dakota, she’s never lacked passion for the field of science, in all its many forms.

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“To me, it’s fascinating to learn about why things happen in the world around us,” she says. “I’ve always been very curious, and science is good for that.”

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers for the past 14 years, currently editor of the entertainment and community pages as well as obituaries. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 844-1454
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