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Students at Marysville Mountain View High School set to cross social boundaries during 'Mix It Up At Lunch Day'

MARYSVILLE — Students at Marysville Mountain View High School will join more than 2 million others from across the country to cross social and racial boundaries on Tuesday, Nov. 9, as part of the ninth annual Mix It Up At Lunch Day, an event designed to foster respect and understanding in schools.

Mix It Up encourages students to sit with someone new in the cafeteria for just one day. Many schools are planning similar barrier-busting activities throughout the day.

Marysville Mountain View is just one of 5,000 schools that are expected to participate in this year's Mix It Up At Lunch Day which is sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Project.

Marysville Mountain View is a very diverse place where enrollment breaks dow to 70 percent White, 10 percent Native American, 15 percent Hispanic, 2 percent Asian and 1 percent African American. Forty-eight percent of the school's students receive free or reduced lunch. Students is the school's leadership group, Rebel Rousers, brought up the idea of having an all-school conflict solver. They did a little research and found out about Mix It Up At Lunch Day.

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