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CK Junior High gives and gives

It was a feat nobody at Central Kitsap Junior High School expected. In a week-long dollar drive to benefit the Hurricane Katrina evacuees, a group of student leaders raised $3,350 to donate to the American Red Cross.

The total funds raised topped last January’s three-week drive for tsunami relief by more than $600.

“I think a lot of people got to see a little bit more of the devastation,” said Logan Healy-Tuke, ASB officer. “We approached them better (with this fund-raiser) and people were very giving.”

Logan and five of his classmates from Rob Ditch’s leadership class teamed up after ASB voted on the fund-raiser idea on the first Thursday of school. The second week of school, the project hit the ground running.

The six students gave up their fourth periods and most of their lunch hours to walk around the school wearing sandwich boards that read “This is your chance to help!”

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