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SOUTH DAKOTA MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHES STUDENTS WITH VIDEO GAMES

When eighth-grader Alyssa Lingen started her information and communications technology class this year at Patrick Henry Middle School, the art student was repulsed by anything related to computer science, she said.

But the minute she saw the little elephant she created move across a computer screen, dodging bad guys to gather coins, computer science completely changed her future, she said.

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