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Andrae Townsel is the new superintendent of Benton Harbor Schools.

BENTON HARBOR — Benton Harbor Area Schools’ new superintendent, Andrae Townsel, said he feels like he inherited a gold mine looking back at his first week on the job, which ended last Friday with a visit from State Superintendent Michael Rice.

“I feel like we’re sitting on an acre of diamonds and the future is extremely bright for Benton Harbor,” Townsel said Friday afternoon.

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