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CHARLES CITY- Four Charles City High School seniors say they want to ensure Charles City receives the best educational opportunities possible for current and future students. Megan Joerger (YEA-ger), Alicia Ruzich (RUSE-ek), Madison Winterink and Jackie Foster recently created a Facebook group called “The Power of Purple, but We Still See Red” regarding the school facilities project.  Jackie Foster says the group was started as a way to inform students about proposed facilities projects.

Alicia Ruzich says involving students in the planning process is important.

All four ladies say they are in favor of a single campus option which includes the proposed purple plan as well as the red plan that was dropped from consideration last week by the school board in a 4 to 1 vote.

The purple plan calls for a new single campus on the south side of town for students in grades 6 through 12 with an estimated cost of $37 million dollars.  The red plan calls for the construction of a single campus at the current site of the high school for students in grades 6 through 12.

Stay tuned to newscasts throughout the week to hear more from the ladies.  On Monday, KCHA will air the interview in its entirety during the noon hour.