Students contribute to tsunami relief |

Students contribute to tsunami relief

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Preston Utley/Vail DailyMariah Scott, left accepts a donation from tenth grader Michelle Parmenter. Scott, hopes to collect at least three dollars from every Eagle Valley student to help with relief efforts in Thailand.

GYPSUM – Eagle Valley High School senior Mariah Scott and principal Mark Strakbein concluded relief efforts for tsunami victims last week.

“Over $3,000 was donated by students and staff,” Strakbein says. Scott, who has been a member of the Red Cross for the last four years, approached Strakbein with the idea of students giving up one lunch – about $3 — towards the relief.

Strakbein and Scott finished visiting home rooms at the school last week. “We finished collecting and we’re really proud of everyone in our building,” Scott says, adding many people donated “way more” than $3.

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