college student wins Prior Lake Chamber Fest medallion hunt | Prior Lake News
College-bound 18-year-old student and his best friend are richer by $ 200 after winning this year’s Ekim Orthodontics-sponsored medallion hunt presented by Prior Lake Chamber Fest.
Kyle Nordling, 18, and his best friend Kendall Stewart discovered the clues published by the Prior Lake Chamber of Commerce on their official Facebook page, locating this year’s medallion at Boathhouse Brothers Brewing before all clues were in. disclosed.
“I looked at it four or five days ago after the second clue came out, then I looked at the clues yesterday and immediately went to where it was,” said Nordling. “I put the pieces together pretty quickly, but looking back I might have interpreted the clues differently than I expected, so maybe I was a little lucky.”
Nordling said his family had been on the medallion hunt since he was a child, but this is the first time he’s found it.
“As far back as I can remember, I’ve always looked for him. We were geocaching as a family, so when we found out about medal hunting I was about 7 or 8 years old and we were still looking for him,” Nordling said. “This year I decided I was really going to find him.”
Nordling said finding the locket was a group effort and he couldn’t have done it without the help of his family and best friend.
“My dad texted a photo of the clue in our family group chat and we thought about it. My brother and I also put where we thought it was,” Nordling said. “I was in the car with one of my close friends, Kendall, and we just drove down to Boathouse where I thought it was going to be and sure enough it was there. It was a little help. everyone. Kendall helped me watch after I got to Boathouse. “
Nordling said he was happy to have found the locket this year after leading others to it for the past several years.
“Every year we seem to be right on top of where he is. It was pretty cool to finally be the one to find him,” he said. “A lot of years, we’ve led people to this by accident, and then they find it, which isn’t fun.”
As for how Nordling and Stewart will spend the $ 200 prize, he said he would use it for his studies.
“I actually forgot the price, it was just about finding the locket,” Nordling said. “It’s really cool to keep it. I’m going to college so I hope I’ll use it there.”