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Merrill art students make portraits for orphans

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MERRILL (WAOW) -- Merrill High School students touch the lives of orphans from Thailand by creating portraits for them. Students made the artwork during an overnight retreat in their school forest: pictures of 21 children who live in an orphanage now.

"I picked this picture because he was really smiley and I liked that essence about him," said 12th grader Rachel Mueller.

Students enjoyed the opportunity to do something nice for other kids who have gone through hard times in their young lives.

"I thought it was cool," said 12th grader Whitney Baumgart. "It was kind of like being responsible for a child somewhere else and brightening their day."

The portraits are a part of the Memory Project, a program based in Sun Prairie. The artwork will be on display next Saturday before being shipped of to Thailand for the kids to keep.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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