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With Just 3 Students, Small-Town High School Closing Down

With just three students left attending high school here, junior Kimberly Taylor moves from one empty classroom to the next, taking mostly online classes or studying alone.

She misses her friends and her classes. She also worries about where she will attend school next year, now that her remote valley town has voted to close the combined middle and high school. And she worries about how she will get to another school, maybe having to travel over a mountain on roads that can be dicey in winter.

“It’s definitely going to be harder because currently I don’t have a car,” she said, “but next year I’m going to need one to get to school.”