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Ed Thomas Family Foundation empowering young people

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Hundreds of high school students packed Aplington- Parkersburg high school on Thursday.

It was for the Ed Thomas Family Foundation Leadership Academy.

Ed Thomas, legendary coach at the school was murdered in 2009.

This was the second year and third event they've done, with this year's key note speaker former NFL great Dallas Clark.

Thomas's son, Aaron Thomas says the goal of this day was to influence as many young people as they can, a passion for Ed Thomas. 

"He loved working with young people. He said it was his mission field in life and so for us to be able to get those many kids in there I know he'd be honored and humbled that we have so many people here under the Ed Thomas name," said Thomas. 

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