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Woodbury Elementary third grader Ben Anco (second from left) was named the 2014 Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during a surprise announcement. (Staff photo by Amber Kispert-Smith)

MDA taps Woodbury student for state ambassador role

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Woodbury Elementary School third grader Ben Anco received a special holiday surprise last week.

On Dec. 10, Ben was surprised with news that he was named the 2014 State Goodwill Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).


“I had no idea that they were going to come,” Ben said.

Family, friends, teachers, District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus and MDA staff surprised Ben with balloons commemorating the honor at Woodbury Elementary.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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