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One Siouxland school district is putting the passion of its students front and center


ESTHERVILLE, Iowa (KTIV) - Students in the Estherville Lincoln Central School District are being asked a simple question: "What matters most to you and why?" Unlike most questions students are asked, this one has no right or easy answer.

"When we talk about what matters to us, we discover things about our own self. Things that we didn't really know affected us or mattered," said Angela Maiers, co-founder of C2M.

Angela Maiers, the co-founder of C2M said the goal of the event is to take students beyond the school's walls, challenging them to use their passions to develop innovative solutions to social problems.

"I think it's really important. It's an amazing experience to unlock everyone's potential and just show what we can do," said junior Reese Vedder.

The superintendent of the Estherville Lincoln School District said when students believe that their decisions matter, they approach life with a renewed passion.

"At one point, this world is going to be turned over to them and they do have the the solutions within themselves to change the issues that we have right now," said Tara Paul, superintendent of the Estherville Lincoln School District.

Choose2Matter is helping students realize their potential in making an impact in the world that will one day be theirs.

The Choose2Matter event at Estherville Lincoln Central High School will end Friday evening.

Throughout the event, students will be posting updates on their passion project on Twitter using the hashtag #Choose2Matter.

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