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Junior and senior Somerset High School student council representatives worked at the Books for Africa warehouse recently unloading, sorting and organizing books that will be sent to schools and libraries in Africa. (Submitted photo)

Making a difference one book at a time

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Each year during the holidays, the Somerset High School Student Council tries to do a drive and donation of some sort to a charity. They select the charity that they focus on.


This year, the focus was an on organization called Books for Africa, with headquarters in St. Paul. Adam Marty, a senior student council representative, along with Hannah Rosentreter, contacted the organization to make arrangements for the drive and delivery of the books.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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