Theisen Students Have Something To Yak About

Carina Zinda and Tara Majeska’s 7th grade Language Arts classes at Theisen Middle School completed their non-fiction unit on “Goal Setting, Perseverance, and Mountain Climbing.” Students had the opportunity to listen to an area author, Dr. Lance Fox, who wrote No Place but UP.  Dr. Fox inspired the students with his story of determination and perseverance as he trained and climbed to the summit of Mount Everest.  He also shared how he is making a difference for the people of Nepal through his “Healthy Yak Foundation.” Students paid it forward by raising $557 for the “Healthy Yak Foundation.” For information about Dr. Fox and his foundation you can go to


Pictured (left to right) are: Logan Sodermark, Lexi Nett, Dr. Lance Fox, and Connor Knueppel who presented Dr. Fox with the money 7th grade Language Arts classes raised for his “Healthy Yak Foundation.”