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Lawrence students to help digitally restore photos damaged in recent tornado

June 08, 2019 - 7:22 pm

Lawrence high school students are offering to digitally restore print photographs damaged when a tornado tore through Douglas County.

The large storm last month damaged trees, struck power lines and left a trail of debris on the southeastern edge of Lawrence. County officials said six people were treated for injuries at a hospital.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports that graphic design students at Free State and Lawrence high schools will start restoring photographs this fall.

Lawrence teacher Jennifer Dixon-Perkins says personal items such as photos are irreplaceable and can provide a sense of normalcy after a catastrophe.

Free State teacher Michelle Salmans says she tries to find ways for students to apply learning to real world scenarios. She says students will take the assignments more seriously knowing they're helping others.

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