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Brady Boulton, 13, thinks about a question while being interviewed by Jodell Teiken, Director of Standards-based Instruction for Fargo Public School during a “Reality Fair” at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School in south Fargo, N.D. on Monday, June 23, 2014. Carrie Snyder / The Forum

Fargo students get dose of reality at Reality Fair

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FARGO – The Reality Fair at Carl Ben Eielson Middle School was a reality check Monday for 13 sixth-graders, as they got a taste of what it is like to interview for a job and juggle bills.


Eleven-year-old Anas Hajimadi wants to be a doctor.

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Helmut Schmidt
Helmut Schmidt was born in Germany, but grew up in the Twin Cities area, graduating from Park High School of Cottage Grove. After serving a tour in the U.S. Army, he attended the University of St. Thomas in St Paul, Minn., graduating in 1984 with a degree in journalism. He then worked at the Albert Lea (Minn.) Tribune and served as managing editor there for three years. He joined The Forum in October 1989, working as a copy editor until 2000. Since then, he has worked as a reporter on several beats, including education, Fargo city government, business and military affairs. He is currently The Forum's K-12 education reporter.
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