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Waite students raise thousands for Honor Flight Northwest Ohio

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The Student Government at Waite High School set a goal this year to raise $10 thousand for Honor Flight Northwest Ohio, and they've already topped that goal.

They're new mission is to raise $12 thousand by the end of May, and they're doing it by holding multiple lucrative fundraisers, the most recent of which happened Monday evening at the Ralphie's on Navarre Ave., where ten percent of every person's bill is going to the charity.

The fundraiser featured students and their families, along with others who decided to pop in to support the cause. 

This is the latest in an ongoing effort to raise the money.  During warmer months, students held a car wash to collect donations.

The goal of the Honor Flight Network is to help veterans travel to Washington, D.C. to see their war memorials.  With the help of donations, the flight and trip is free of charge.

Student organizers say it's their small way of saying thank you.

"We look back and we see all these veterans that go to war for us, and help us," said Waite student Jason Kendall.  "They get nothing in return, so this is one way that we can pay tribute."

Students say the money they raise will go specifically towards paying for the plane tickets each veteran will need to board the planes.

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