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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.

Angela Barton

Angela is an Indiana native. She graduated from Ball State University with a BA in Telecommunications (Broadcast News Emphasis). Since she was young, Angela has always enjoyed radio. In college, she had a weekly shift at Ball State's radio station WCRD where she compiled campus news. Most of her college friends wanted to become television news anchors, but Angela knew she would enjoy radio best. She lives in Charles City with her husband...who is also a reporter.