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Superior Sunrise Rotary delivers for Project SEARCH

Program helps high school seniors with special needs learn to live independently.

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John Lohse, left front, Jerry Anderson, Johanna Kirk, Pat Anderson; back Randy Wichidal, Ian Dick, Karla Anderson, Paul Frost and Jon Winter gather for a photo after delivering classroom equipment and supplies for Project SEARCH. Contributed / Sunrise Rotary

The Superior Sunrise Centennial Rotary Club fulfilled a promise to meet a local need Aug. 24.

Last fall, the club visited the Superior School District’s Project SEARCH classroom and talked to teachers about what they needed to help their students.

Through a Rotary matching grant program, the Sunrise Rotarians raised more than $4,000 to purchase tables, chairs, lockers, laptop stands, calculators and more. Then they delivered, unpacked, assembled and installed classroom equipment and supplies.

Project SEARCH is a program that provides senior-year special needs students with focused life skills training and internship opportunities at local businesses. The goal is to prepare students for independent living and employment after graduation.

The Superior Sunrise Centennial Rotary Club and Project SEARCH plan to continue their partnership throughout the school year. Students will assist with Rotary community service and fundraising, and Rotarians will help teach students life skills.

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Shawna Anderson of Project SEARCH, left, and Paul Frost of Sunrise Rotary unload classroom equipment from a truck. Contributed / Sunrise Rotary

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