RHINELANDER - Using tobacco shouldn't be on the minds of middle schoolers.
Instead, middle schoolers, in Rhinelander are fighting the tactics of big tobacco companies.
FACT - Fighting Against Corporate Tobacco - wants to draw attention to advertising strategies of tobacco companies.
"Tobacco companies are targeting students my age and younger, and they're hiding poison inside candy flavors, so kids are more interested in it, and they're packaging it so it's more colorful," says eighth grader Nicki Metropulos.
Friday night is the annual anti-tobacco lock-in for teenagers in Rhinelander.
On Thursday, students at James Williams Middle School worked to draw their peers to Friday's event.
"We're doing hula-hooping, and hula-hooping contests, to try and draw attention to us, for people to know to come. Yesterday, we did chalking outside," says eighth grader Haley Sisel.
The lock-in is free and open to all teens.
It runs from 7 to 11 pm Friday at Rhinelander High School.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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