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      Students get a taste of the Olympics

      Students at Marquette Senior High School got a taste of what it was like to be in the Olympics.

      Last Thursday the students participated in a slightly modified version of the biathlon. The event consisted of the participants running on paper plates instead of skis and throwing frisbees at tennis balls as the target range.

      "We really wanted them to understand sportsmanship and we had them do the Olympic oath and understand the games and the meaning of the games as well as it's different from your typical sport," said Corinne Hooper, student teacher.

      As a part of the Olympic unit, a medal count has been kept to see which country or group is performing the best. Other sports that the students competed in include curling, speed skating, and slalom races. Those sports were also modified to be played in the school gym.