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UW-Eau Claire Students
To Sponsor Middle School Lock-in

 MAILED:  March 10, 2004

EAU CLAIRE — The Eau Claire chapter of the Student Education Association is sponsoring a lock-in for Altoona students in the fifth and sixth grades on Friday, March 12 at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Bowling and Billiards Center and McPhee Physical Education Center.

Over 70 volunteers will plan activities designed to promote leadership, communication and cooperation skills. A dance, bowling and billiards, swimming, a movie and open gym also will be part of the event, which will run from 10 p.m. until 6:30 a.m. the next morning.

As a part of its Community Learning through America Schools Grant Program, the National Education Association has provided a $750 grant to help fund the project. Participating middle school students will pay only $3.

The NEA Student Program is a grassroots organization serving more than 47,000 members nationwide. Goals of the NEA-SP include providing opportunities for professional development and leadership training and advocating for student members and student concerns.

CLASS is an organization composed of National Education Association members who work to address key educational issues and improve the overall quality of education within their community. Since 1989, students on more than 100 U.S. college campuses have become involved with CLASS programs.

For more information, contact Sarah Watson, president of the Eau Claire chapter of the Student WEA at (715) 572-4110 or send e-mail to watsonsa@uwec.edu.

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Updated: March 10, 2004