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‘Jigging around the gym’ at Mark Twain Elementary

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Teacher Ruth McDermott, center, “jigs around the gym” with students (from left) Thomas Bobovnyk, Mason George, Nebiat Aregay and Diala Omran at Mark Twain Elementary School. Since 1980, students and staff at Mark Twain Elementary have danced an Irish jig every year on or around St. Patrick’s Day. The school tradition was initiated by McDermott, who is retiring.