Summer school isn’t just about grades.

Well, it is about grades, and for about 160 seniors who finished summer school classes last week it meant checking off the last credits needed to graduate.

But for the past three years it’s also offered an opportunity for some summer school students to think about what it means to have Alzheimer’s or to care for someone who has the disease.

For that, they can thank LPS Youth Development Team Coordinator Pete Ferguson, whose mother died of Alzheimer’s.

Ferguson created a putt-putt golf tournament four years ago to raise awareness as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s “Longest Day” events on the summer solstice.

For the past three years,

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