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Beta Club members participate in Adopt-A-Highway program

Beta Club members pose with items they collected while cleaning the section of Parkwood School Road near the intersection with Rocky River Road.

In the morning hours of Saturday, November 16, 2013 members of the Parkwood High School Beta Club took part in cleaning the community by walking Parkwood School Road and bagging trash. Members met at the school bus lot and suited up in vests and gloves before splitting into groups, each one tasked with cleaning roadsides in sections stretching from Rocky River to Potter Road. In two hours, club members had cleaned 3 miles of roadway, removing trash, debris and recyclables that had been discarded.

The volunteers also reported having a great time Saturday morning. “It was fun, and I found some interesting things,” said junior member Jacob Cerrie. Sophomore Annabeth Sanders added, “I thought it was fun and definitely needed. The people really appreciated it, and it made me happy that I was able to be a part of something as simple as picking up trash to help the community.”

The Adopt-A-Highway program is based on volunteer work, and other groups and clubs in the Parkwood community plan to participate this year. “It’s cool that we as a school have committed to cleaning up this road,” senior Myranda Staiano commented. Members of the Beta Club look forward to cleaning up Parkwood School Road again in the spring and have more service projects planned for the future.

Written by: Ashlynn Jones, 12th grade Beta Club Member
Edited by: Regina Snelson
Posted: Nov 22, 2013 by Regina Snelson

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