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Juniors William Parks and Hope Sletteback took part in the Mix It Up at Lunch Day at Perham High School on May 16. “I think it’s smart getting to know other people,” Sletteback said of the event and its goal. Elizabeth Huwe/FOCUS

Mix It Up Day helps students break down social barriers

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Class assignments sometimes call attention to an issue students want to change, sparking a larger plan for action that goes beyond the assignment itself.

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That is what happened when Rachel Newville, Nick Bahls and Sydney Roberts began working on a project for their public speaking class about breaking down barriers.

Newville explained that, after the presentation was finished, they decided to go a step farther and hold a Mix It Up at Lunch Day on May 16.

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