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By Marc Lutz 

Fifth grade fundraising focuses on furry friends


Students at Evergreen Elementary are looking to make a difference in the community by making a difference in the lives of pets needing forever homes.

The fifth grade class leadership group learned that St. Frances Animal Shelter was itself in need of a forever home, so they decided to begin fundraising to help the nonprofit get closer to its goal of buying or building a new shelter.

As part of the social-emotional learning program that started at the beginning of the school year, instructor Tawney Crowley said students would be taught leadership skills. It was an idea thought up by herself,...

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