This is a collection of Finnish Heritage Stories written by High School students in Jim Kurtti's Finnish class in Chassell, Houghton, Hancock, and Painesdale (Michigan). Other article categories are Finland, Finnish-Americans, Finnish-Canadians, Finnish-Australians, New Sweden, Finns in Karelia, Norway, Finnish Migration, and Book Reviews.
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Left to right standing: Lisa Ek, Carl Kauppila, Blake Miller (behind map), Jennifer Verran, Dennis Juopperi and Chelsea Smith. Bottom row: Peter Rouleau, Brent Regis and Karrie Kilpela They are the students of the Finnish class in the Hancock High School, spring 2001.
|The photo was taken in the spring of 2000, Hancock High School - the Finnish class.
The senior students were already gone. The small flags mark the parishes the students
immigrant ancestors (featured in the stories) are from for the last three years.
Standing, left to right: Belinda Wirtanen (Boston Location - Calumet), Ryan Clements (Hancock), Clayton Levanen (Calumet), Cathy Waisanen (Hancock), Michelle Heinonen (Hancock), Lisa Heinonen (Hancock), Michael Greer (Hancock). Kneeling: Janna Ojala (Hancock), Annette Pietila (Hancock), Davin Kotila (Ripley - Hancock).
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Tricia G. Besonen
Aron D. Jarvi
J. Eric Lassila
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