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Osakis teachers wait to see if a student was about to break a hard-boiled or raw egg over their heads. The teachers included Lisa Steinert (kindergarten), Wendy Moore (first grade), Melanie Stier (second grade), Jessica Schafer (third grade), Julie Backes (fourth grade), Wendy Jennings (fifth grade) and Brianna Tschida (sixth grade). (Photos by Al Edenloff, Osakis Review)2 / 2

Osakis students in kindergarten through sixth grade cracked their goal of raising money for the American Heart Association (AHA).

They collected $10,945, beating last year’s total of $10,484.

Their reward?

A chance to crack eggs over the heads of their teachers.

Some of the eggs were hardboiled but others were not.

The teachers and students didn’t know which ones they’d be getting for this game of “egg roulette.”

On Friday, April 1, a gym full of K-6th grade students watched intently as the eggs were cracked. Whenever an egg spilled its ooey-gooey contents onto a teacher’s head, the gym erupted with shouts, laughter and applause.

Teachers who avoided the raw eggs advanced into the next round until there was just one teacher left.

Kirsten Wessel, physical education and health teacher, organized the game to recognize the students’ fundraising efforts for AHA’s “Jump for Heart and Hoops.”

Wessel called out the names of the students in each grade who raised the most money and game them thank you gifts in front of the group.

For more information about the AHA, go to the website,

Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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