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East Hartford High School Event Fosters Civic-Mindedness

East Hartford High School Event Fosters Civic-Mindedness

EAST HARTFORD — Students at East Hartford High School didn't have classes on Wednesday, but they still filled classrooms, the auditorium and the gym.

They were there for the school's annual "Community Awareness Day," a day-long event meant to foster team-building among groups of students and to inspire them to consider how they might fulfill a community service graduation requirement.

In the gym groups of students took turns walking through a web of rope, striving to get from one end to the other without touching the ropes. Other team-building games involved lifting plastic monkeys with a web of string and attaching plastic pipes to a tall structure.

Later, the...