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Perham's Cassie Beseman leads a pack of runner's at the 2008 State Cross Country Meet. Beseman, a junior, ran a 5K and 6K race in Austrailia this past July.

Cassie Beseman's learning experience down under


In a new twist in running away from home, Cassie Beseman, a junior at Perham-Dent High School, returned from her running trip to Australia a different person.

"It taught me a lot about how to live independently and survive on my own and work well with others," she said.

She also did not mind getting away from the folks, which she claims was not a big surprise to her parents.

"I liked it. I think they kind of know," Beseman laughed.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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