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     January 21, 2020      #51-21 KDJ
Kankakee Junior High eighth-graders Damarys Vargas, her twin sister Noemi, right, and Carla Limas work on a design concept for their community project Wednesday afternoon. The trio decided to create signs with suicide prevention quotes and met with the mayor to plan for signage along the downtown br

Suicide prevention as a school project 

By Lee Provost

KANKAKEE — Math, science and history are far from the only subjects being targeted at the Kankakee Junior High School.

Three eighth-grade girls are taking on the ambitious project of helping to deter those who may be contemplating taking their own lives.

Within the school’s International Baccalaureate program — started only two years ago — students Carla Limas, 13, and 14-year-old twins Damarys and Noemi Vargas began taking on the sensitive project.

The program encourages ...

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