Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

A No-Brainer: Students Give to Classmate in Need.(Final)

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

* Junior class raised $2,000 for trip but gave it to family

LAS CRUCES -- Animas High School's 28-member junior class worked hard all year to raise $2,000 for a senior trip and graduation expenses.

But when a classmate's family lost their home Tuesday in a Cotton City fire, it was an easy decision to give their humble fortune to help the family get back on their feet.

"They needed it more than we do," said 17-year-old junior Stacy Rodriguez, who broached the idea with her classmates during a break Wednesday when news of the loss spread. "All the class said yes. It was a unanimous vote. There wasn't even a question. …

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