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Planting Seeds for Generations to Come

Trisha Rudolf recently graduated from college, got engaged and is job hunting. And while many important decisions loom in her future, the 23-year-old Wisconsin native already has made up her mind about one thing.

“My kids will go to St. John’s,” she said, referring to St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend. Trisha, her four siblings, her father and several other extended family members grew up in or now go to St. John’s. The school has been a family tradition ever since Trisha’s grandparents began sending their children there in the 1960s.

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