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Chief Jo Life Skills class takes center stage

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RICHLAND, Wash.--  The Life Skills class at Chief Joseph Middle School is taking the stage Wednesday night. 

The students will be performing some very special songs in a program called "Moovin' and Groovin'."  Their "buddies" from the ARC of Tri-Cities Buddy Club volunteer time each day to help out, and have been helping the students practice since October.     

The teacher, Renae Nelson, says it has taken hard work getting everyone on the same page, but is excited the kids get to take center stage.  She explains, "I really wanted a great way to showcase all of my students' talents and I thought music is a great way- all of my students love music.  I thought, if you add some motions, we've got a program."

The performance is Wednesday night at 6:30 in the Chief Jo auditorium.  It's free and open to the public.