Turning ‘Passions’ into charity

Cole Tomlinson, left, and Rhet Torske, fifth-graders at Jefferson School load a cart on Tuesday with the food they collected as part of their High Ability Learner “Passions” project. The boys donated 45-50 cases of food as well as $805 from Jefferson students and teachers, as well as customers at Gary’s Super Foods. The boys chose Salvation Army because they remembered the Army had done something for their school in the past. Robin Merritt, social service ministry director for the Salvation Army in North Platte, not pictured, accepted the donations for the Army,

Cole Tomlinson, left, and Rhet Torske, fifth-graders at Jefferson School, load a cart on Tuesday with the food they collected as part of their High Ability Learner “Passions” project. The boys donated 45-50 cases of food as well as $805 from Jefferson students and teachers, as well as customers at Gary’s Super Foods. The boys chose Salvation Army because they remembered the Army had done something for their school in the past. Robin Merritt, social service ministry director for the Salvation Army in North Platte, not pictured, accepted the donations for the Army,

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