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POSTED: March 20, 2012 7:00 a.m.
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Walker Middle School students and teachers pose for a photo with the red maple tree they planted to commemorate Arbor Day.

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Several Walker Middle School students and teachers recently celebrated Arbor Day by planting a red maple tree on the school’s campus.

Sixth-grade science teacher Michael Austin, with help from his team’s teachers, selected students from their team who demonstrated good behavior and motivation to participate in the tree planting.

Cecil Stafford, Long County supervisor of Coastal Soil and Water Conservation, along with David Dukes, chief forester for Long and Liberty counties, and Georgia forester Mark McClellen, provided the tree to be planted and conducted the event.

“The participation by the students in Georgia’s Arbor Day is a great way to encourage students to become active in the giving-back process in our communities and environment. We want to thank Mr. Stafford, Mr. Dukes and Mr. McClellen for helping WMS celebrate this special day,” WMS Principal Heath Crane said.

 

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