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YGC: Monticello students clean-up community


by Danielle Wagner

MONTICELLO (KWWL) About a thousand Monticello students spent an afternoon picking up sticks, weeding and raking.

The project is called Restore Our Community or ROC. This is the third year.

About 55 high school students in an oral communications class organized the project and are the "bosses" overseeing the community clean up.

Students said it was a lot of work to organize all this for the entire school.

"A lot of preparation for this. Making sure all the kids are safe. Having food, water, tools, equipment, and transportation," said student Brandon Johnson.

The students of all ages worked to clean cemeteries, the high school and area parks.

"We're showing the older generations younger kids can be trusted too and that the future's in good hands," said Johnson.

The students are able to get done in a few hours, what might normally take days or weeks.

"People don't normally just clean up like this so it's good to have a lot of people working," said student Alex Chally.

"I think it's important because we just want to make our community nicer. Basically to help out," said student Chris Tjaden.

Reporter: Danielle Wagner

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