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Students help local refugees

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Kennewick, Wash. - 17 students from Southridge High School used their creative talents to raise money for local refugees.

The students auctioned off their art work Friday night at the Mid Columbia Library in Kennewick. The money raised goes to World Relief a non-profit that helps newly arrived refugees of war and political conflict settle in the Tri-Cities. Dozens of people showed up as they browsed different photos, from beautiful landscapes to abstract shots.

"This money is going to help people start their new lives, you know once they get here, get food, get a place to stay," said Nolan Frantti, Southridge Junior. "Art is like all over the world. It's shared too, you don't have to have a language for it. Everyone can interpret it in their own way," said Kayla Hutchings, Southridge Junior. 

The fundraiser brought in over $2,500. All the money will benefit World Relief.