ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The city of Nenana has been awarded a $4.5 million loan to build a dormitory for rural students that will study at the city's high school.
The loan was announced this week by the state Office of Rural Development and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
The dorm will house 100 high school students, and will be built within walking distance of Nenana's school. It is scheduled to be ready for occupancy when the 2000-01 school year starts in September.
The boarding-school idea is intended to benefit both Nenana and villages too small to support their own high schools.
Nenana's school was designed to hold more than 200 high school students, but currently houses only around 50.
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