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SUPERIOR - With local food shelves experiencing a record number of people going hungry, a group of Northland students is using their classroom projects to make sure hungry kids have something to eat.
After 13 years of classroom instruction, students at Superior High School are taking learning outside the box with the infamous senior project.
"The impact I think is a great sense of accomplishment for the students to realize that they have the skill and ability to do something of this magnitude," Superior High School Senior Project Coordinator Mike Matejka said.
Seniors Haley Tribbey, Tori Johnson, Trevor Fair and Conner Anderson-Petroske are just four of around 300 students who have spent nearly a year working on their projects.
"We knew that we didn't want to just do like a basic thing of job shadowing," said Johnson. "We kind of wanted to help people in the process."
For this assignment, students are making sure local kids don't go without a meal by raising money for the Hunger Takes No Holiday Campaign and the N.O.W. Backpack program.
"There are a lot of families that don't have enough money to get food," said Tribbey. "With the money that we're raising we can donate to this charity it will provide a lot of food for those families."
They're selling raffle tickets, volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank and collecting gently used items that will be sold at a garage sale.
"Having a rummage sale helps everyone because they can get rid of all their stuff and then like raising the money for it benefits other people," said Tribbey. "So it's just a win win for everybody."
Profits from both fundraisers will be traded in to purchase food.
Every dollar raised will buy five meals.
"I had no clue such a small amount of money could buy so many meals for people," said Fair. "You can put in a little bit of effort and help a lot of people out."
The senior projects will wrap up with a presentation graded by community members.
Raffle tickets for this project are being sold at local bowling alleys in Superior.
The yard sale will take place Saturday, March 16 at the United Presbyterian Church.