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Peer mentor Michelle Ford, left, a Park Rapids Area High School student, helps Shay Clinton with math homework during 8th Hour. (Anna Erickson / Enterprise)

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Park Rapids high schoolers have logged more than 300 hours of volunteer work as peer mentors since October.

The mentors were recruited in the fall to help Century middle schoolers with homework and interact on a social basis during 8th Hour.


"The peer mentors started out as a project from the high school sociology class," said 8th Hour coordinator Mari Jo Lohmeier.

It's become more than a class project for many of the students, though.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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