9APR12 EC kids, 56 strong, were dropped off at the high school, were checked in by one of three chaperones. EC President Andy Krakowiak led the group in prayer. Clay Jerge, 18, a senior, said goodbye to his mom, Kathleen Jerge of Avon Lake. "It's nice he's going. He went last year to help Virginia tornado victims in Polaski," she said. He remembered salvaging precious family pictures, books and diaries as well as harrowing stories of how survivors escaped. photo by Chuck Humel - The Chronicle-Telegram: Lorain County's #1 News Source