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Carver High School plants trees in honor of MLK Day

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Students at CarverHigh School in Columbus spent their day outside instead of in class on Fridayand planted trees behind their school in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday.

The KeepColumbus Beautiful commission, along with other organizations, provided sixdifferent types of trees to the school to serve as a tree walk for students.

Gloria Weston-Smart, Executive Director of KeepColumbus Beautiful, explains why they chose this activity as a celebration of MartinLuther King Jr.

"Well, wefelt like we wanted to do a service project that will continuously give back tothe community, because that's what he was all about, and it also provides anopportunity for our kids to be engaged in doing a service to our environment,"said Weston-Smart.

They believe these trees will also be asource of pride for Carver High School students one day, who will be able tosay they planted them with their own hands.

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