A little good news for communities similar in size to West Point: A January survey of about 1,050 students in 17 small Nebraska communities found 64% of 7th-through 12th-graders prefer small-town life.

Rural Nebraska should take note that Nebraska youth are increasingly embracing their hometowns and seeking ways to contribute to their shared future, according to Nebraska Community Foundation’s recently released 2021 Nebraska Youth Survey.

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