By Mark C. Robinson
Wrangell Sentinel 

Volunteer student group expands focus, starts selling lunches

 

April 17, 2024

Mark C. Robinson / Wrangell Sentinel

Behind the counter at the BASE food store in the high school commons area (from left) are special education teacher Mikki Angerman and paraprofessional Kathleen Easterly, with seventh graders Zander Bartlett, Arabella Nore and Jacoby Hunt.

A high school organization founded by students several years ago aimed at inclusivity and students helping each other has expanded its focus, and its store in the school's commons area is selling an assortment of sandwiches, beverages and other snacks during lunchtime.

BASE, founded by a group of Wrangell High School students in 2019, has grown over the years from decorating the halls to providing needed food to students, arranging teacher appreciations, working with school staff to learn how to write grants to help fund the BASE food store, and even securing money to make microloans.

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