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Senior students showcase service projects


Caleb Vierkant / Wrangell Sentinel

Morgan Torvend, Ashton Hayes, and Alicia Bales collaborated on their senior project by helping out with Christmas Tree Lane last December. Christmas Tree Lane brings together people and groups from around town who donate Christmas trees that people can bid on. Proceeds from Christmas Tree Lane go to benefit the Wrangell hospice.

The Wrangell High School class of 2019 set up shop in the gym the afternoon of Tuesday, May 7, to give presentations on their community service projects. The projects are a requirement for graduation, according to Principal David Macri, worth about half a credit. The senior students, individually or in small groups, are supposed to spend at least 20 hours on a project or series of projects that help the wider community. Afterwards, they then put together a poster board reporting on what they did, why, and how it affected the community.

"I see this as a very valuable program and we need to d...

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