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Cathy Larson (center) was recently presented with the Teacher of the Year Award by Leatrice Wirtz (left) of the VFW Auxiliary and Dave Coalwell of VFW Post 1676 in Detroit Lakes. The local VFW and Auxiliary honored Larson for her efforts in “instilling an appreciation of patriotism in her students, past present and future, for the generations that will follow.” DL NEWSPAPERS/Vicki Gerdes

Holy Rosary’s Larson honored by VFW

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Ever since Cathy Larson was a little girl, playing schoolhouse with her big sister at their home in the tiny town of Rutland, N.D. (population: 200), teaching was pretty much her life’s goal.


“I have always wanted to be a teacher,” says the Holy Rosary School language and art instructor. “When I was in elementary school, I had a classroom set up in our attic at home. I just couldn’t wait to get off the bus every day to get home and teach school.

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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