Peer Helpers recognized for service

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It’s no secret that the Clarion, Goldfield, and Dows communities have youth to be proud of. For several years, the C-G-D Middle School Peer Helpers have been standout young citizens, volunteering and raising money for good causes.

Last week, at the end of the school year, the Peer Helpers received special recognition for their work with the second annual Peer Helpers Service Awards recognition ceremony. Margaret Askelsen, guidance counselor at C-G-D Middle School and staff organizer for Peer Helpers, said more community people were involved in the event this year, which made it extra special for the students.

“We invited more people around town,” Askelsen said. “It made it kind of a message to our kids.”

Peer Helpers raised more than $3,800 to give away this year. Most of that goes to Feed My Starving Children, Mary’s Place, the Ronald McDonald House in Des Moines, the Salvation Army, and $600 of it sponsors a veteran for the Brushy Creek Area Honor Flight, something the group started doing last year.

 

For the full story, see the June 7 edition of the Monitor.