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Third-grader carries Bobcats to victory in charity contest


December 8, 2017

Havre Daily News/Paul Dragu

Aarianna Henry, 9, talks outside her third-grade classroom in Box Elder School about collecting cans for the Cat-Griz Can Contest.

Box Elder third-grade teacher Joyce Donoven had no idea one student would single-handedly carry the Bobcats to victory when she initiated a Cat-Griz canned food gathering contest.

"I call her the little cat that could," Donoven said of 9-year-old Aarianna Henry.

This was the first year Donoven had her third-graders partake in the canned-food charity contest. The main purpose was for students to learn about and apply themselves to community service, Donoven said.

The canned food, and money, raised were donated to the local Catholic church to be put in the pantry and dispersed as those wo...

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