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Waubun 8th-grader is national success story

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Reading has always been extremely tough for Sequoyah Tonihka, an eighth grader at Waubun High School.

“I was probably around 10 when I realized I had fallen behind,” said Sequoyah. “The teacher would call on me to read out loud and I didn’t understand most of the words.”

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Calling it “frustrating and embarrassing,” Sequoyah adapted as best he could to avoid the spotlight.

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