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New group wants to improve school and students' lives


February 25, 2021

Photo courtesy of Kiara Harrison

Brody Gardner (left) and Mia Wiederspohn on Tuesday tend to the plants that BASE students set up in the high school hallways to help improve the looks of the school and the mood of students and staff.

A self-organized group of Wrangell high school and middle school students decided someone had to step up and try to make life better in the schools, and it might as well be them.

"We want students to be motivated and feel supported," said senior Jade Balansag, one of about 10 high school students in BASE - Building a Supportive Environment. "We really want to reach out to the community for support for the schools."

The year-old group's mission is to improve the schools aesthetically, socially and academically, Balansag said.

It's all connected, said senior Jacob Dow, who has spent his entir...

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