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Valentin Solakhau, the performing arts teacher at the Twin Cities German Immersion School in St. Paul, helped fifth graders Nele Roth left, Matu Mueller and Ingrid Sampson with their tango moves. Valentin is a native of Belarus is preparing the k-6 students for their Friday night performance of Carnival of Cultures, a celebration of song and dance from around the world . The event will take place on Friday 11; at St. Thomas More Catholic Community and school starting at 6pm. Valentin has a masters degree in German Literature and has been a teacher at the school for the past two years.
At 15, Nick Mattson of Chanhassen has a chance to study with the elite USA Hockey team in Michigan. But it means leaving his parents, his friends and everything familiar.
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