Carver High School plants trees in honor of MLK Day | News
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM)- Students at Carver
High School in Columbus spent their day outside instead of in class on Friday
and planted trees behind their school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.
Columbus Beautiful commission, along with other organizations, provided six
different types of trees to the school to serve as a tree walk for students.
Gloria Weston-Smart, Executive Director of Keep
Columbus Beautiful, explains why they chose this activity as a celebration of Martin
Luther King Jr.
felt like we wanted to do a service project that will continuously give back to
the community, because that's what he was all about, and it also provides an
opportunity for our kids to be engaged in doing a service to our environment,"
They believe these trees will also be a
source of pride for Carver High School students one day, who will be able to
say they planted them with their own hands.
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