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By Olivia Harnack
Whitman County Gazette 

Palouse teacher retires after 39 years


PALOUSE — Friday, June 10, marks the last day of school for the Palouse School District and the last day of teaching for local Chris Bofenkamp.

“It’s already been emotional. All year, I have been very intentional about enjoying everything I do,” Bofenkamp said. “There is just so much I am going to miss.”

Bofenkamp has worked at the elementary school 39 years. She spent most of the time educating kindergartners.

She had a brief stint working with preschoolers and most recently, first-graders.

Bofenkamp graduated in 1981 from University of Idaho and started her first teaching jo...

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