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Local art students make lifelong gifts
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Hailey Raymond and Lauren Raskovic display their completed portraits.
NEW GLARUS - Art students at New Glarus High School have joined the Memory Project, a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create and donate portraits to youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence and extreme poverty. Youth in such situations usually have few personal keepsakes: The purpose of the portraits is to provide them with meaningful mementos of their youth. The project also allows art students to practice kindness and global awareness while enhancing their portraiture skills.

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