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Christine Epp, a teacher at Hayden Valley Elementary School, was awarded a grant to continue her classroom program to send supplies to a tsunami-destroyed school in Gizo, Solomon Islands, which is west of Papua New Guinea.

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With the girl's help, Epp, then a kindergarten teacher at Hayden Valley Elementary School, began sending supplies to the Three Swallows School on the tiny island of Gizo, east of Papua New Guinea, in 2007.

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