Big Brothers-Big Sisters program finds even-bigger success

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57 pairs of students matched at Perry Central

By Vince Luecke

LEOPOLD - Perry Central High School students are becoming friends, mentors and role models for dozens of their elementary counterparts under a Big Brothers-Big Sisters program now in its fifth year.

"Every year it gets a little bigger and better and this year we have 57 matches," program coordinator Lou Ann Backer told school-board members during their regular meeting Monday.

The program has evolved from one that scheduled most activities for evenings or weekends, but interaction between older and younger students now takes place during the school day.

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