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Somerset High School Student Council representatives are enthusiastic about their chosen holiday charity: Books for Africa. Each Wednesday for three Wednesdays they have a book weigh-in competition among homerooms. Pictured are (front row, from left) freshman Savanna Nasgovitz, junior Heather Hartwick and junior Nicole Tetzlaff; (back row, from left) freshman Jonna Germain, sophomore Jessica Tarter, sophomore Shyanne Demulling, sophomore Grace VonHoltum and senior Adam Marty. (Photo by Sarah Young)

Student Council collects for Books for Africa

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They’ve done toy drives. They’ve done diaper drives. They’ve collected food for local food pantries. This year they wanted to do something different.


The Somerset High School Student Council searched on Google for a local charity, and the one that caught their eyes was Books for Africa, said student council advisor Jennifer Grambort Sutton.

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Sarah Young
Sarah Young joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News. She covers primarily 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. Before working at the New Richmond News, she was an assistant manager at Philander's Grill & Bar in Prescott. She lives in Prescott with her 2-year-old daughter Carolina.  
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