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TWO KIT CARSON STUDENTS WIN HIGH HONORS AT OJC ARTS FESTIVAL

Fourteen students from Kit Carson School District ages 7th grade through 12th grade competed in the 2021 Otero Arts Festival and brought home some impressive hardware and recognition for their hard...

By Betsy Barnett

2021-04-22 20:42:42

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