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Williamsburg youth work to revitalize outdoor classroom

Williamsburg youth work to revitalize outdoor classroom

May 11th, 2011 in News

Sophomore Matt Malinski lifts one end of a railroad tie while sixth-graders Sam Slaughter and Trey Jones raise the other end. The boys helped to remove old wooden ties from an outdoor classroom area Tuesday at Williamsburg Elementary School.

Photo by Mandi Steele

When seventh-grader Katerina Roesner heard one of the first tasks to clean up the outdoor classroom at Williamsburg Elementary School was pulling weeds, she jumped right in.

"I've been doing a lot of weeding lately," Roesner said, adding jokingly, "I'm a professional."

Roesner is on Williamsburg's student council. The council, along with the Modern Woodmen Junior Youth Service Club, the Williamsburg PTO, the Williamsburg Pioneers 4-H club, and a scout from Boy Scout Troop 32 all worked together Tuesday after school on a Join Hands Day volunteer project.