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      Students run for a reason

      The students of Birchview Elementary will be running for a reason this year.

      The event is part of the school??s annual service learning project. Last year the students raised more than $1,500 for the Upper Peninsula Brain Trauma Center.

      The project will benefit a number of local causes including the scholarship created by Eric Dompierre and his family.

      ??It really empowers them,?? said organizer Brianna Bancroft. ??It shows them that they can make a difference especially when it comes to this, with Eric being so inspiring, knowing that they can give back to a student of ours and somebody that??s making headline news across the country.??

      The students are looking for pledges of at least five dollars and will be running during the week of April 30. For more information on Running for a Reason check out the blog.