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Students at Spartansburg Elementary School have been nurturing caterpillars until they transform into beautiful butterflies. The first butterfly of the year recently emerged from its chrysalis and was released into the world. Performing the honors were first-grader Brayden King, and Marlene and Carlos Shambaugh of Spartansburg. Carlos, who is tagging the butterflies that will be released, has been helping the school create a butterfly garden in memory of the late Renda Knight, a longtime teacher at the school who died unexpectedly in July. Each year, Knight would lead her second-graders in the butterfly project. This year, all students are involved. Contributed photo

Students at Spartansburg Elementary School have been nurturing caterpillars until they transform into beautiful butterflies. The first butterfly of the year recently emerged from its chrysalis and was released into the world. Performing the honors were first-grader Brayden King, and Marlene and Carlos Shambaugh of Spartansburg. Carlos, who is tagging the butterflies that will be released, has been helping the school create a butterfly garden in memory of the late Renda Knight, a longtime teacher at the school who died unexpectedly in July. Each year, Knight would lead her second-graders in the butterfly project. This year, all students are involved.

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