Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

3 Raising Funds To Send Students to Mexico.(Schools)

Byline: Jennifer Archibeque Journal Staff Writer

After teaching Spanish at Roosevelt Middle School for 27 years, Diana Barela decided it was time to get her students out of the classroom and take them south of the border.

She is planning an educational trip to Mexico City in the spring with several co-workers and would like to take eight seventh- and eighth-graders, but two of the students cannot afford the $960 expense.

"Some students wanted to go but there was no way they could possibly do it (financially), so I thought with a little bit of push we could help them out," said Barela.

Barela and school receptionists Cecilia Gonzales and Judy Lucero have been getting up early once a week to make breakfast burritos. …

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