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Parenting class students from Chase County High School gained firsthand experience working with abused children as they volunteered at the Tennyson Center in Denver on Nov. 18.  
The Tennyson Center is a treatment center that consists of a K-12 school and living quarters for children who have suffered child abuse and neglect.  
When the CCS students arrived they were able to participate in the school’s Biography Bash.  Each Tennyson student was dressed as their biography character and the Chase County students joined others in asking questions of the children until they guessed who each of the Tennyson students were representing.  
The CCS group, met Betsy Ross, Babe Ruth, Daniel Boone, Walt Disney, Amelia Earhart, Oprah Winfrey, John F. Kennedy, Buffalo Bill and other famous people.  
The Chase County students then went to the K-2 classroom and were able to spend time individually with the students doing several activities they had planned for the Tennyson students.  
CCS students were also able to tour the cottages where the youngsters live and visit with one of the staff members who coordinates volunteers and fundraising.  
Some of the students  comments after the day were:  “It was the most amazing thing in my life,” “A life changing event and I want to go back tomorrow” and “Worth the seven hour van ride.”   
The students want to follow up their experience and continue to help the Tennyson Center with a sock drive in December, fundraisers and a book drive in the spring, said class instructor Cathy Hanna.