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Fifth graders dedicate tree to classmate

Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 10:07 a.m. CDT
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A group of fifth-grade students at North School in Sycamore dedicated an Autumn Blaze maple tree to their friend and classmate Matthew Ranken, who was killed in an auto crash in February. The tree was donated by Winters Landscaping. Fifth-graders took turns adding dirt to plant the tree and held a dedication ceremony. School officials said students will be able to visit the tree and be reminded of Matt in all seasons.