LUMBERTON — The students and staff at Janie C. Hargrave Elementary did their part recently to protect the environment at their school and for the city of Lumberton.
The school participated in a tree-planting ceremony with the city in observance of Fall Arbor Day. Jonathon Locklear, the city’s horticulturist, and Kriston Jacobs, city Special Events coordinator, arranged for the planting of six trees on the school campus.
In conjunction with the ceremony, students from Robeson County participated in an Arbor Day poster contest. Janie C. Hargrave Elementary School had three student winners: Elvis Dominguez Aguilar, Joselyn Rodriguez Miramontes and Cayden Turner. During the ceremony, these students were given a certificate.
After a lesson by Locklear on tree planting and caring for the environment, the third-grade classes helped plant the trees. The students were given an opportunity to help cover the trees with dirt. Each class received a watering pot so they can continue to be actively involved in the growth of the trees.