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Willamette High School Gets Makeover

EUGENE, Ore. — Willamette High School was the site of a few improvements Monday.

People gathered at the campus to help improve it inside and outside. The efforts were part of the Bethel Education Foundation Willamette Pride group.

Organizers say it’s a great way to get students more involved in their community.

“I think that it really says something for kids and for students today. You know, this was their day off, but they chose to make it their day on,” said Brooke Cottle, Co-Chair of Willamette Pride.

“It feel great just kind of like symbolic, giving some kind of effort in the context of MLK Day,” said volunteer Michael Reeves.

More than 100 people were expected to be at the event. Volunteers took part in painting, landscaping and cleaning the school.

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