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Youth Highlight – Emma and Brynne

Emma and Brynne demonstrate their work with beesEmma and Brynne are twins from Parmelee, SD. The girls will be seniors this fall at St. Francis Indian School. Through ASPIRE, Brynne and Emma have received services through Voc Rehab and Project Skills. They have jobs through Project Skills, which is a youth employment program of VR.  They are currently employed at the Wanbli Wiconi Tipi Juvenile Detention Center on the Rosebud Indian Reservation. One of their jobs is taking care of the bee hives and extracting honey from them. They are learning new things every day from the bees and are addicted to the fresh honey!

Emma and Brynne have also competed in races throughout the summer. They competed in the Mother Earth Trail Race in Greenwood, SD on June 25th. Emalynn and her dad, Joe, took 1st place in the half marathon relay and Brynne was the top female finisher in the 5K. They also ran the 3rd Annual Billy Mills Half Marathon in Rosebud and met gold medal Olympian, Billy Mills. Emma, Brynne and their dad will also be competing in a triathlon relay in August with their father.Emma, Brynne, and their father Joe after a marathon and 5K

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