Students pitch in to help save town from flood

West Fargo high school sophomore Lucas Raile, right, tosses sandbags to Garrett Irwin while they position them on a 40-foot dike for protection from the Red River on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 along South River Drive in Fargo, N.D. Over 1,200 students turned out to help to figth against spring flooding. (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn) (AP Photo/Jay Pickthorn)

March 17, 2010 7:26:53 AM PDT
Some children lugged sandbags that weighed more than they did. Determined teens showed up just after dawn with groups of friends, ready and willing to shovel. New groups of kids arrived by the busloads, all ready to join the race to protect their city from the rising Red River.