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By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era 

High-schoolers hand out $5,200 in grants aid to SH nonprofits


April 21, 2015

MEMBERS of the high school Leadership Class gather with recipients of the $5,200 in grants they handed out Monday, April 20, and others involved in the Community 101 program through which they made the disbursements. Photo by Scott Swanson

For students in Sweet Home High School’s Leadership Class, giving out $5,200 was a learning experience.

The Leadership students participated in the inaugural Community 101 program, which connects students to neighborhood issues, such as hunger, homelessness and child abuse. The class received a donation from Tim and Jo Ann McQueary to make eight grants. Students raised $200 to add to the McQuearys’ donation, teacher Chris Hiaasen said.

Students sent letters to local non-profit organizations soliciting applications, then reviewed the 11 grant applications and conducted site visits a...

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