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WEBSTER––A group of middle school students along with staff participated in Make A Difference Day this year at the elementary school and around the greater Webster community.

Over 200 staff and students worked the equivalent of 750 volunteer hours – all in one day. Along with the elementary school, students and staff also helped at the Webster Public Library and Interfaith Caregivers.

A pair of middle school students attended the Webster School Board meeting to talk about Make a Difference Day.

The students explained they made leaf shirts with the kindergarten students. Another student said they helped younger students with writing their 2’s and 3’s.

The day after Make a Difference Day about 50 kindergarten students paraded through the hallways with their leaf shirts on.

The younger students have since been asking their teachers, “when the big kids will be coming back.”

Middle school counselor Kelly Ince told the board it was good that students can give back, “It’s great to see what these kids can do.”

In other items:

Webster School District Superintendent Jim Erickson was happy to report the mill rate for the district has dropped from $5.32 to $5.14 per thousand dollars of assessed property value.

“I had nothing to do with it, but it’s very good news,” Erickson said.