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Dallas student and teacher climb Mount Kilimanjaro

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A Dallas Independent School District student has just completed the trek of a lifetime. She was one of six students from around the world on an expedition of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

Leeann Hodge is a senior at the Irma Rangel Young Women's Leadership School. She reached the summit with her science teacher, Dana Clark.

Hodge and Clark were picked along with a handful of other students and teachers to climb the mountain with a team of five scientists. For eight days they learned about climate change and taking scientific measurements.

On Monday classmates at the all-girls school sat in on a webinar where they talked about the experience.

"It's been quite an adventure. Years ago I wouldn't have even imagined doing this, but I'm so glad that I did," Hodge said.

"She left a message from the top of the summit. So right at the very top of the mountain she called us so we have it recorded and everything. It's really crazy," added her sister, Becca Hodge.

The trip was organized by an educational program called GLOBE, or Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment. For more information, visit http://xpeditiononline.com.

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