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Pride and caring motivate students at beautification project
Community pride and desire to help others were motivating factors for a group of students in Broome-Tioga BOCES’s Evertech Alternative High School who took part in a beautification project September 12 at Camp Sertoma in Kirkwood.

Striving to make a difference at the camp by applying a fresh coat of paint and helping plant the daffodil bulbs that will brighten the grounds next spring, the students’ work was aided by a grant from Southern Tier Regional Volunteer Center for the Day of Service and Remembrance.

The activity was part of the participation in government classes taught by instructors Jackie Thompson and Christine Crossgrove. The teachers say the students appreciated the opportunity to give back to the community and, as a result, made stronger connections with the community and their classmates through this project.

Camp Sertoma is an extension of the Binghamton Boys and Girls Club.

Pictured below (l-r): Saadia Doak, Emily Rogers, Patricia McClark, Julie Hooker, Rocco Battista, Victoria Raub, Christine Markiewicz, and camp Director David Card