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      Students duct tape teachers to raise funds for cancer patients

      A Norway teenager who is battling cancer has the whole community rallying for her, including the Norway-Vulcan Area Schools. Theyâ??ve been raising funds for her, including Friday's activity of duct taping teachers to a wall.

      Britney Kleikamp is a 22-year-old Norway graduate diagnosed with an inoperable cancerous brain tumor. The tumor is fast-growing, and she has undergone extensive treatment. Students in the elementary and high school raised funds for her medical expenses on Friday by buying strips of duct tape to secure the teachers to the gym wall. The funds raised will go towards a benefit for Britney happening on Saturday. Those helping say the community has really come together to help.

      â??The support staff and the Teachers' Association together applied for a grant through the MEA, the Michigan Education Association, and they donated $1,500 for this fundraiser,â?? said Robert Madigan, a teacher who was taped to the wall. â??Itâ??s really been a good community effort to get together and support this family.â??

      The spaghetti feed benefit for Britney takes place in the Norway High School cafeteria on Saturday, December 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. Donations are $10 per adult and $6 for ages six to twelve. Children age five and under are free. Tickets are available at any Norway School office or at the First National Bank of Norway branches.