Preston 4-H club gives trees to West Preston students

ARTHURDALE — the Midway Getters 4-H Club delivered a forest of trees to West Preston School Thursday.
For about 15 years, the club has given trees to students and staff at the school around Arbor Day as part of its conservation project. This year, 700 silky dogwood saplings were handed out at West.
About another 100 were given out at various locations through club members, and the Getters have about 300 trees available to the public, including some hazelnut saplings.
West Preston Principal Katie McDonald, a 4-H’er herself, said the trees can be a learning experience for students.
“They learn about responsibility and what can be achieved by just a little bit of effort,” she said. “And they also learn new things.”
West Preston student and Midway Getters member J.J. Montgomery, 9, said the tree giveaway is a way to teach people good things. The third grader said some of the trees he received in past years are now, “very big, about 5 or 10 feet tall.”
Midway Getters spends about $300 to buy the young trees each year, said Club Leader Donna Montgomery.

To continue reading, log into your account or explore our subscription options:





More Education

Education
WVU Physics Department hosts first Community Physics Festival
Fifty years ago on Saturday, one giant step for mankind was made when Neil Armstrong walked on the surface of the moon.
July 20, 2019 - 4:52 pm
Education
Eastwood Elementary students participate in summer reading program
Willow Bear, Eastwood Elementary Schools mascot, met students out front of the Stewartstown Community Building on Tuesday for the summer program, Willow Goes Wild, where kids engage in reading and crafts during their summer break.
July 17, 2019 - 2:53 pm
Education
Mon BOE discusses how county expansion affects schools
WestRidge, work orders and what happens when the person who takes care of that thing, retires or goes on vacation.
July 16, 2019 - 10:48 pm
Education
Appointments for kindergarten registration being taken for Aug. 12
If your kid is old enough for kindergarten in Monongalia County and you still havent registered for fall, you have one more chance to make the grade.
July 15, 2019 - 8:38 pm