Students From Minnesota Lend Helping Hand in East Alabama for Spring Break

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


Some visiting students from up north are helping others in east Alabama this week instead of hanging out at the beach. Students from Totino-Grace High School in Fridley, Minnesota are spending their spring break renovating homes in Calhoun County through Habitat for Humanity.


The high school has been sending teachers and students to Anniston for nearly 20 years to help in any way they can. Juniors Marie Schupanitz and Chris Hadzima say they would rather be helping others than relaxing by the pool. 12 students from the school volunteered their spring break to travel more than a thousand miles and nearly 17 hours to give their time and energy to help the residents of Calhoun County. 


Totino-Grace math teacher Peggy Renier says this isn’t the first time these students are helping those in need. Renier says they have another group of students and teachers in New York working on houses. The students have been staying at Camp Lee. They will pack up Friday morning and begin the long trip back to Minnesota.


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