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New Hampshire students build Habitat house in Valdosta

Twenty University of New Hampshire students spent their first day of Spring building a house.

Last Friday, as a part of Habitat for Humanity's Collegiate Challenge, the UNH students rented minivans and left the lingering cold of Durham, New Hampshire — where temperatures highs are still vacillating between the 20s and 40s — and traveled to the looming heat of Valdosta.

"There's no place I'd rather be," said UNH student Kayla McDermott. She was genuine and displayed no hint of sarcasm.

The heat didn't bother her or her teammate Nicky Kuehl. They loved it, they said.