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December JH/HS Teacher Feature: Jay Fredrickson

Mr. Jay Fredrickson is Cascade's beloved P.E. teacher and football coach.

Mr. Jay Fredrickson is Cascade's beloved P.E. teacher and football coach.

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Mr. Jay Fredrickson is Cascade's beloved P.E. teacher and football coach.

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Mr. Jay Fredrickson is Cascade's beloved P.E. teacher and football coach.

Harlie Jackson, Staff Writer

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Students sometimes don’t see their teachers as heroes, but it’s about time to change that.

Cascade’s junior high and high school P.E. teacher and head football coach, Jay Fredrickson, is the perfect example.  

Mr. Fredrickson was born in eastern North Dakota and then moved to Big Timber, Montana in 1977. Fredrickson was the third child of four children in his family. Fredrickson said that his favorite part of growing up in Big Timber was seeing the typical ranchers and real cowboys. Fredrickson stated that another favorite part about growing up in Big Timber was seeing mountains outside his house. He said he enjoyed seeing them because North Dakota was flat and had nothing like the Montana mountains.

Mr. Fredrickson attended Western Montana College in Dillion (now UM-Western) on a football scholarship. Because he was in the reserves at the same time as college he would work as an underground miner in the summers. After college, he then served in the Marines for twenty years.

Mr. Fredrickson and his wife Dawnette have four children, Mariha, Haakon, Jayson, and Carynn Fredrickson. Jayson is a 2017 graduate of Cascade High School, and Carynn is currently a sophomore here.

So far, Mr. Fredrickson says he enjoys Cascade because “the area is beautiful, and I’ve met some tremendous people who are great and just down to earth.”

Mr. Fredrickson’s favorite memories are when the football team knew they were going to the state playoffs in 2016. He said they went into the games and played their hearts out, leaving everything on the field. He also said that even though they were beaten by Ennis, the community supported them.  He was very proud of what they had accomplished.

We thank Mr. Fredrickson for all he has done for our school and country. He proves that there truly are heroes among us.

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Harlie Jackson, Staff Writer

Harlie Jackson is one of the newest Ketochi staff members for the 2018-2019 school year. Harlie was born to Shane and Nichole Jackson on April 14, 2005. ...

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