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Students' generosity breaks Guinness World Record

Students at Parkway South High School went on a field trip that inspired them to help their community in a big way that also broke a Guinness World Record.
Students will line up toothpaste tubes to break a world record before donating them to a local food pantry.

MANCHESTER, Mo. -- The generosity of some St. Louis County high school students is record-breaking.

Students at Parkway South High School went on a field trip that inspired them to help their community in a big way that also broke a Guinness World Record.

Joe Rhodes, an environmental issues teacher at the school, says his students had the opportunity to tour Circle of Concern, a local food pantry, when learning about how positive decisions can set off a positive chain reaction for the entire community.

While visiting, the students decided to collect toothpaste for the pantry, since personal hygiene items are not covered by most government assistance programs.

Thursday, the students lined the toothpaste tubes they have collected end-to-end in an attempt to break the standing world record for longest consecutive line of toothpaste, which they say is 1,688 tubes. The students lined up 1,776 tubes on the school's football field to become official record holders before delivering the tubes to Circle of Concern.

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