Students at West Lauderdale High School teamed up with Al’s Garden & Gift to give an updated look to their grove on campus.
“We have an annual raffle that we do for National Honor Society, and the money that we raise goes towards some sort of lasting service project on campus. This year, we did the trees,” said Jade Temple who is part of the WLHS National Honor Society.
The grove where the trees are being planted is where students have outside classes and football fans tailgate before a home game. “Organizations like National Honor Society promote leadership, service, and character. So, to have people who are willing to put these projects together and raise this kind of money to do this for our school is really important. It helps us leave a lasting legacy and leave something for people to enjoy,” said Gabrielle Gay who is the president of the WLHS National Honor Society.
Al’s Garden & Gift is providing and helping the students plant the trees, and owner Al Davis said this project is about more than simply giving back to the community.
“Well, I spent all twelve years at this school, so it’s got a lot of special meaning to me. To be able to help them plant something such as these trees that’s going to be here way longer than we are for their area where they come out and make a lot of memories—it’s just really special to do,” said Davis.