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Kaw Nation donates to Peckham School

On Thursday, Kaw Nation Chairman Guy Munroe took the call to address the needs of Peckham School.

Kaw Nation had granted $1,000 to six area schools and school districts in February. After learning that he had missed Peckham, Munroe agreed with Peckham School Superintendent Gary Young to present him with a $1,000 donation. Young was deeply grateful for the gift.

“We were out of money. We were caught off guard and we had to cut summer school. Maybe this will help us open summer school again,” Young said.

Young said that 23 percent of Peckham students are Native Americans.

The funds for the donation came from Kaw Nation’s license plate sales.

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