LAMS students plant flowers
JASON SANDER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton students and teachers show off their flowers and gardening skills. Back row, from left, Mike Miller, Toni Verta, Isabelle Meckes, Taylor Carroll, Brandon Berger, Kyle Clark, Charles Daniels, and Cameron Berger. In the front row, from left, math teacher Jake Molchany, Alivia Paules, Stephanie Reeves, Tyler Motzkus, Lindsay Carrigan, and English teacher Sharon Focht.
This past Saturday, fifth graders from the Lehighton Area Middle School planted flowers to help beautify their hometown park.
As a part of the 5 Maroon Team and 5 White Team, area students get to participate in various activities just like this on a regular basis.
"It's great to see these kids get out of the classroom and do something to benefit the greater good for this community. I love to get involved in activities like this," said Jake Molchany, fifth-grade math teacher.
"We're all looking forward to many more future events, just like this one."
Molchany and Sharon Focht, the fifth-grade English teacher, started the 5 Maroon and 5 White Teams to teach youngsters the value of community service and togetherness.
For more information about community events with the Lehighton Middle School, or to get involved, visit www.lehighton.org.