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ABC40 Honor Roll – Students Host Special Guest

LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WGGB) – Students at LYA  Academy in Longmeadow had a special guest come to their school last month.

Mrs. Gibreel spoke to the middle school students about life in Sudan. The presentation was designed to complement a unit on Africa, being studied by the students. She talked about life in Sudan and as a refugee. She escaped from Sudan in 1991 after writing plays against the Government.

After hearing the needs of refugees, the kids organized a coat drive. The kids were successful in collecting almost 50 winter coats. The coat drive was student lead. The coats were delivered to the Jewish Family Service for distribution.