On Saturday, May 18, the city of Jamestown held its annual “Hands On Jamestown” event. A little way down Second Street, JHS held a concurrent event: “Hands on High School!”
Groups of students and staff from Key Club, Honor Society, Environmental Club and Gardening Club converged on JHS to dig weeds, plant flowers, mulch and clean up the school grounds.
“I went to pick up dahlias and geraniums at the Kiwanis Flower sale,” said Olivia Zabrodsky, senior, “and when I returned to the school, I was amazed to see so many students busily working in our “front yard.”
Participants were asked to bring gloves, rakes, and shovels to the rain or shine event, and teams of students and teachers worked steadily for three hours to dress up the grounds.
Freshman Abbie Todaro said, “I had fun planting flowers, using a pick ax and making new friends.”
Greyson Pellerito said, “Being able to help out my school and make a difference is great. Making JHS look better makes everyone’s day brighter.”