Tsunami Relief at Chipola

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Students at Chipola College are joining other Americans in the tsunami relief effort by getting others involved.

The Chipola honors program started collecting money on the Marianna campus, but began expanding their activities to 30 schools in their five-county region.

The students have teamed up with principals from locals schools. They've held coin drives, set up collection tables, and some schools even added an extra charge to their valentines dance tickets.

Bonnie Smith, sophomore honors coordinator, says, "In the honors program one of the areas that we look at is the area of leadership. I think they're able to see that through their efforts, they're able to do a good and sometimes it only takes one person to get something like this started."

So far, the students have collected over $1,600. The money will be donated through the United Way of Northwest Florida.