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Carver High School plants trees in honor of MLK Day

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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.

The Keep 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.

"Well, we 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," said Weston-Smart.

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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