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Betty Hess, left, looks on as her granddaughter Jeannette Hess, right, is splashed by a playful dolphin during a Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii. (Photo courtesy / Jeanette Hess)

Gackle girl’s wish comes true: Teen swims with dolphins as part of a Make-A-Wish expedition


GACKLE, N.D. — A wish came true for Gackle teen Jeanette Hess recently when she swam with dolphins in Hawaii on a birthday expedition funded by Make-a-Wish North Dakota.

“I’m a major animal lover, and I’ve always found dolphins interesting,” Hess said. “How they act — it reminds me of little kids.”

Hess, who turned 18 during her trip, is a senior attending Gackle-Streeter Public School. She lives with her grandparents, Betty and John Hess.

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Jamestown Sun as a staff writer in July 2011. Previously, she worked for about six years at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn., as an online content coordinator and staff writer. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. At the Jamestown Sun, Kari is a general assignment reporter, but most typically covers the Stutsman County Commission and the James River Valley Library System. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing!
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