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Lyle students to attend ‘We Day Minnesota’ tomorrow

Published 9:50am Monday, October 7, 2013

A group of Lyle Public Schools students are going to see celebrities, artists, activists and politicians extol the virtues of volunteering at the 2013 We Day Minnesota event this week.

“Instead of constantly thinking about me, me, me, we want to change it to ‘what can I do to make it a better place?’” Joann Guthmiller, fifth-grade teacher at Lyle Public Schools, said.

Guthmiller said 20 seventh- through 12th-graders will attend the Oct. 8 day-long seminar at Xcel Energy Center.

We Day began in 2007 in Canada as a way to get young people involved in volunteering. To attend a We Day event, students must promise to complete one local and one global volunteer project.

Guthmiller said many students are already active in raising food and funds for a local food shelf, as well as selling cookies during lunch for the Lyle Area Cancer effort.

Speakers at Tuesday’s event include Gov. Mark Dayton, Queen Noor of Jordan, the Jonas Brothers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Demi Lovato, Minnesota Vikings players, and Martin Luther King III.

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