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Photos: Rite of passage
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Eighth grade students ran the 8th Kate Keenan Memorial Mile Run from Basalt Middle School to Basalt High School on Monday. This landmark event signifies the students’ transition from middle school to high school. Despite inclement weather, the rest of Basalt Middle School lined the streets to cheer on the recent grads. The top four finishers were Vlad Andrade, first place overall, Katelyn Maley, second place overall and Ava Lane, second place for the girls. Principal Jennifer Ellsperman ran the entire way, sending her students off on this annual rite of passage.