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Elizabeth Ratchford is a senior at DePauw University in the United States studying Anthropology and Communications.
Here at WFP, we tend to think Freerice is a pretty big deal--but it looks like we aren't the only ones! Students at Carrabec High School in Maine have caught the attention of the local paper and made headlines with their dedication to education and fighting hunger...
Studying for the SAT's and feeding the world's hungry? That's some serious multi-tasking.
Fortunately, for the students at Carrabec High School, Freerice makes saving the world and educational experience. The school, which has been working to improve its percentage of college-bound students, made the news with its use of Freerice to simultaneously improve test scores and stress global responsibility.
An article in the Morning Sentinel describes the school's fight to end its days on the "persistently lowest-achieving schools" list.
According to the article, "The teachers, staff and administrators of School Administrative District 74 are rallying the college-going atmosphere at Carrabec High School and, this year, have revamped the curriculum, activities and schedule to make SAT questions an integral part of the school experience."
Freerice is a perfect way to do this--stressing global responsibility and education at the same time. Best of all, the students have found that if they can all answer one question correctly at the same time, they can feed one person for a day.
We think this is pretty incredible, and we're glad the news took note! Read the full article here, and comment below to let us know what you're doing to help fight hunger!