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Hudson Heroes honored for their work

Pictured are Hudson Heroes (back, from left): Joey Arnevik, Cale Larson, Grant Slavsky, Everett Huth, Luke Jannusch, Austin Sprague Middle: Rylie Martineau, Sydnee Pytleski, Brenna Nee, Norah Keech, Jylian White, Peyton Kline; (front) Ruby Wandschneider, Kaitlyn Drost, Madeline Murphy, Josh Spors, Hunter Magnus. Photo courtesy of Hudson Prairie Elementary 1 / 2
Pictured are Kiwanis Coach Dick Hagen,and Hudson Heroes Joey Arnevik, Cale Larson, Jylian White and Peyton Kline. Photo courtesy of Hudson Prairie Elementary 2 / 2

Hudson Prairie "Hudson Heroes" were recognized by the Hudson Kiwanis Club with a pizza party and award ceremony recently. A "Hudson Hero" is someone who sees a problem in the world and takes action to solve it and make the world a better place. The fifth grade heroes helped animals, world hunger, helped kids get prosthetics, and items for service men and women overseas. The fifth graders met during their lunch time with a Hudson Kiwanis Club mentor to work on their projects.

These Hudson Heroes involved the entire school and many local businesses in collecting items that U.S. Service Personnel would welcome in their deployment. The Hudson VFW Chapter 2115 provided the money for the shipping costs. They also collected letters of appreciation from students at Hudson Prairie.

"It is very appropriate that we show our appreciation to these deployed service members as we enter Armed Forces week from May 11-18. These fifth graders did great!" said Hudson Kiwanis President Dick Hagen.