Students work together for a cause

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KINGS – Several Kings School students donned their gloves and rakes and dug right in for Student Work Day last Saturday.
The work day was part of the fundraising event held at the school during the second annual Spirit Night back in March all to help purchase athletic equipment and uniforms. Community members placed bids during a silent auction on two 2-hour sessions to be completed on Earth Day.
Kings School parents Kerri Villa-Nantz and Niki Adamski supervised 15 students as they raked, applied mulch, trimmed bushes and did major yard cleanups in both locations. Adamski said all of the students were enthusiastic, approaching the work with great attitudes.
“These kids hit the road running,” Adamski said. “The kids really enjoyed themselves and we certainly left our first stop very happy with all that was accomplished and so did the homeowner.”
Adamski said the afternoon session was equally successful as kids helped to pull weeds, pick up sticks, cleaned a patio, washed windows, and dug a garden. In between the two sessions, shortly before lunch, the students had a little extra time to devote to a third location, an elderly Kings resident, just enough to pull weeds and clean window wells. Adamski said the resident was thrilled to see such hard workers.
Adamski said the kids worked hard without complaint, and no fighting.
“We lucked out with great weather and even better kids. Kerri and I can’t say enough great stuff about our group,” Adamski said. “They were such a great representation of our school and our community and just one more example of how amazing our students are!”

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