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Debbie Kelley

Education Reporter

Debbie Kelley has written about nearly every topic at The Gazette, from religion and business to the energy industry, health care and home and garden. She currently specializes in education issues.

Susan Gordon, with Duke and Dutchess. Photo courtesy of Betina Tacoronte
08_27_12 Farm feature
Rebecca McNeely, left and Emily McCarthy pick cucumbers at Venetucci Farm Monday morning, Aug. 27, 2012. The farm grows produce that can be found at Farm and Art Markets at the Margarita at Pine Creek Saturdays 9-1pm, The Sculpture Garden at the Fine Arts Center, Wednesdays 3-7pm and their roadside stand on 5210 Hwy 85, Saturdays, 9- 1 pm. Workers at the farm said it is still too early to tell about the pumkin season, but it looks like there will be enough for the school children in October. CAROL LAWRENCE, THE GAZETTE 8/27/12
Students take part in a breakout session on health science during the 2014 Educating Children of Color summit. Gazette file photo.
One of the science labs that showcases various new technology including an interactive smart board that both teachers and students can work with at the Vanguard School. (Photo by Dougal Brownlie, The Gazette).
Donald Stratton, right, attended the Bronze Star Medal award ceremony Thursday in Hawaii, with his wife, Velma, left. The couple were joined by JoeAnn Taylor, middle, daughter of Joe George, who saved Stratton's life on Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The group posed by the USS Arizona bell that hangs in teh USS Arizona Memorial visitors' center in Hawaii. Courtesy photo by Nikki Stratton.
The entrance to the vacant land sits on a dead-end road in southeast Colorado Springs. (Debbie Kelley, The Gazette)
shark dissection
Junior and senior students at St. Mary's High school got to see a shark up close, something not usually seen in landlocked Colorado. They were dissecting sharks for the marine biology class. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)
Will Temby, left, and Doug Lundberg.
meier skiis
In 2013, then 8-year-old Carter Gates (center) was diagnosed with Leukemia. He battled cancer for three year and a half years and through it all remained extremely positive. Carter and his family got a surprise visit on Wednesday morning from cancer survivor Frank Squeo, with Baking Memories 4 Kids. Baking Memories 4 Kids is a non-profit foundation that provides children with life threatening or terminal illnesses and their families an all-expense paid vacation to all the theme parks in Orlando, Florida. Squeo arrived to the Gates home via a CSFD firetruck to surprise Carter and his family sister, Charlotte Gates: mom, Kelly Gates; and dad, Monty Gates with the gift of their weeklong trip to Orlando. (Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette)