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      Kids donate in honor of lost classmate

      The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig reports the students contributed nearly $550 to the Twin Pike Family YMCA in memory of Abbi Lucas. Abbi was a Bowling Green Middle School student who died of cancer in March.

      Middle school students in northeast Missouri's Pike County have honored a lost classmate with a charitable donation.

      The Quincy (Ill.) Herald-Whig reports the students contributed nearly $550 to the Twin Pike Family YMCA in memory of Abbi Lucas. Abbi was a Bowling Green Middle School student who died of cancer in March.

      Students in Bowling Green and the nearby town of Louisiana held bake sales and washed windows this summer to raise money for an indoor pool and walking track at the YMCA in Louisiana.

      The students raised the money through Kids in Motion, a program that teaches teenagers and pre-teens the value of work.