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MarciHartigan holds up plastic bag containing rainbow trout before it is released inLake Michigan Touhy Avenue Beach Friday April 20

Marcia Hartigan holds up a plastic bag containing a rainbow trout before it is released into Lake Michigan at Touhy Avenue Beach Friday, April 20, 2012, in Chicago. Students from St. Margaret Mary School hatched, raised, then released 110 rainbow trout through school a program called "Trout in the Classroom." | John J. Kim~Sun-Times

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Updated: April 20, 2012 3:56PM

In celebration of Earth Day, students from St. Margaret Mary School, with U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), gathered at Touhy Avenue Beach in Chicago’s Far North Side Friday to release 110 rainbow trout the students hatched and raised in the classroom this year through a program called Trout in the Classroom. The students read read poems and sang songs written by their classmates, before releasing the fish into the lake.

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