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Newcomer Students Pitch in to Trunk or Treat

Families with their little goblins, ghouls, princesses and Power Rangers received bags full of goodies donated by neighborhood businesses during Trunk or Treat at the Godfrey-Lee Early Childhood Center.

More than 40 cars opened their trunks while Lee High School National Honor Society students hosted competitions for car decorating and candy collecting.

 Veda Schuitema, 3, whose mother, Debbie Schuitema, is a Godfrey-Lee math coach, is a miniature astronaut

Prior to the event, Brenda Caballero, Lee Middle and High School English Language Learner teacher challenged newcomer students, those who have live in the United States for less than a year, to practice their English skills by asking for donations from local businesses.

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Erin Albanese
Erin Albanese is associate managing editor and reporter, covering Byron Center, Kentwood, Wyoming and Grand Rapids Community College. She was one of the original SNN staff writers, helping launch the site in 2013 and enjoys fulfilling the mission of sharing the stories of public education. She has worked as a journalist in the Grand Rapids area since 2000. A graduate of Central Michigan University, she has written for The Grand Rapids Press, Advance Newspapers, On-the-Town Magazine and Group Tour Media. Read Erin's full bio

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