2011 Jr. Iditarod
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Joanna Jagow, 17, started running dogs 10 years
ago. My dad had dogs and I loved the thrill
of mushing. She explains that from September
through December, her family lives in a remote area
on the Porcupine River where they hunt, fish and
trap. While on the Porcupine, she is homeschooled.
We use our dogs for trapping and
transportation during our stay on the Porcupine.
When we come back to Fairbanks, I go to Lathrop
High School and train the dogs for racing.
Currently a junior in high school, Joanna
participates in track and field. She also enjoys
her involvement in the Youth Court program, in
soccer and in archery. She wants to go to college
to study nursing and says she does plan to continue
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