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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Wynne makes a slam dunk with school senior project


December 14, 2022

Courtesy of Leroy Wynne

Leroy Wynne, center, worked with fourth and fifth graders in the Parks and Recreation Department's basketball program as part of his senior year project.

Leroy Wynne knows the value of volunteering and has experienced its rewards on the hardwood.

Throughout October and into November, Wynne helped coach fourth and fifth graders in basketball, giving them a social outlet and a way to learn teamwork. The coaching was his high school senior project and a natural fit for the student-athlete.

Wynne and a few other volunteer coaches, worked with 20 children to teach them the fundamentals of basketball, instill a love of the game, build teamwork and work on conflict resolution, said Kate Thomas, director of the Parks and Recreation Department, which...

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