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"Assembly" throbs with a message for local kids

 

James Pakootas whips up enthusiasm at an LR assembly featuring rap, plus his story. - Scott Hunter photos

To call it a "school assembly" might give you the wrong impression.

It was a rap concert at the end, but the bulk of it before the bass throbbed was all about honesty, mistakes, permanent hurt, forgiveness, letting go, and choices.

James Pakootas was on a destructive path not too long ago, until he realized he was making the wrong choices.

He told students at Lake Roosevelt Junior-Senior High School, plus a few from the elementary grades, that he had chosen the wrong way to deal with the hurt he experienced as a child, but they don't have to.

Pakootas, who attended Lake Roosevelt and prided...



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