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March 17, 2013

Brighton students interview Dr. Lockridge for a presentation. Foreground is Julia Graves, Allison Gray, Kylie Wing and Dr. Les Lockridge. In second row is Lockridge's assistant Danielle Wright and Brighton School sixth grade teacher Jessica Applegate. Photo: Laura Carpenter

NEWPORT – Students across the Northeast Kingdom are getting ready for the annual NEK History Day event. A group of sixth grade students from Brighton Elementary School are working on a breast cancer exhibit and presentation that will go on display at IROC.
The theme of this year's competition is Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events. The group is focusing on how cancer awareness, particularly breast cancer, has changed the world.
The students met with oncologist Dr. Leslie Lockridge, who runs a private practice in Newport for cancer patients and is a primary care provider. The students needed to conduct interviews and chose Lockridge and two cancer patients.

For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 18, 2013.


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