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Magnolia students earn commander’s kudos

Seventh- and eighth-grade students from Carrie Ferrero’s class at Magnolia Intermediate School earned the respect of the California Highway Patrol Wednesday for their efforts to help teens in need.

In December, the kids read in the newspaper that needy teenagers often get left out of Christmas toy drives. So the students saved their lunch money, collected bottles and cans for recycling and did extra chores for their parents to earn cash, CHP Officer Dina Hernandez said.

The students raised $750 for the CHP’s CHiPs for Kids toy drive over the Christmas holiday, she added.



With the money, they bought skateboards, video games and hair straighteners and donated them to CHiPs for Kids, Hernandez said.

Grass Valley CHP commander Lt. Chuck Whitmore honored the enterprising students with the Commander’s Commendation award Wednesday.




“We wanted to commend them for being an example to the community,” Hernandez said. “This is what community spirit is about.”

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To contact Staff Writer Robyn Moormeister, e-mail rmoormeister@theunion.com or call 477-4236.


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