The 5th grade students at Oly North are getting ready for the annual Iditawagon race. This 20 + year tradition begins with students learning about the state of Alaska and their famous dog sled race, the Iditarod. On Monday the students had the opportunity to meet a real life musher and Iditarod volunteer. Lori Windows, a 5th grade student’s grandma, is a veterinarian technician who had some very interesting experiences to share with the class. Lori has traveled to Alaska and volunteered at the race several times and even has her own dog sled team. During the two-hour presentation, students were able to see a real dog sled, hear stories about famous mushers, learn the ins and outs of the race, and even meet a former Iditarod sled dog. The students gained a great deal of knowledge from Lori’s presentation and are even more excited about their own race this Friday afternoon.