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Carrie Adams, who works as a counselor at Worthington Middle School, addresses an audience Tuesday at a forum in Willmar on integration collaboratives. Tribune photo by Gary Miller

Students and others talk of the benefits of integration initiatives


WILLMAR -- The two juniors from Worthington High School stood on the stage of the theater at Kennedy Elementary School and described the effect the Nobles County Integration Collaborative has had on their lives.

They have gone on college visits, gotten help with homework and learned leadership skills, said Ananaya Alwal. Both girls said they were from large, single-parent families.

"We feel that without the collaborative, we wouldn't be as motivated," said Apoman Abella.

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Linda Vanderwerf

I cover education issues for the West Central Tribune and have worked for the paper since 1995. I have worked in journalism since 1981.

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