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A student’s achievement grows a tree at the Middle School

on June 30, 2017

A group of middle school students pose for a photo during a tree planting ceremony on the lawn along the street side of their school. An oak tree sits on a pick up truck in the background, waiting to be planted.The oak tree recently planted in front of the Warwick Valley Middle School was a gift made possible by fifth-grader Sarah Werner, when her artwork won the New York State 2017 Arbor Day poster contest.Sarah Werner, winner of the NYSDEC poster contest pose with her poster during a tree planting ceremony.

In addition to State Capitol honors and having her winning poster displayed in schools and libraries across the state, the Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) donated a tree to Sarah’s school.

A group of students read about forest conservation during a tree planting cermony.Her fifth-grade class and teacher, Patricia O’Connor, took part in a tree-planting Arbor Day ceremony on June 20. Also present were NYSDEC representatives Sally Kellog and forester George Profous, accompanied by Karen Emmerich with the Warwick Tree Commission.

A Buildings & Grounds owrkers helps a forester with the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation plant an oak tree on the lawn along the street side of the middle school.WVCSD Buildings & Grounds staff prepared the ground and will be providing the extra care needed to help establish the roots of the young oak. With the right conditions, most oak trees can live hundreds of years.





















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