High schooler recognized for community service work

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) A local high schooler is in the spotlight among her peers after being recognized for her good deeds.

"It's important to me because I see a lot of people on the streets and it makes me feel really bad, so I like to give back what they don't have," Christina Poole said.

Head Start recognized Poole for her work with Paper Angels, a project she started when she was 10 years old. They gave her an award at Grand Junction High School's homecoming assembly Thursday afternoon.

Paper Angels partners with Head Start to provide more than 150 people with holiday dinners each year.

"The holidays are when you’re supposed to be happy and with your family and you’re supposed to have a good time," she said. "And if you don’t have anything to eat with your whole family everything’s going to be sad."

Grand Junction High School also awarded Poole for completing more than the 30 required community service hours for graduation. She is in her sophomore year.

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