Immaculate Conception class leaves legacy

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Immaculate Conception School eighth-grade students wanted to leave a legacy to the school and decided on an outdoor play area that would be a safe spot for preschoolers.

"I want people to remember me," said Josh Sellers, a student at Immaculate Conception since kindergarten.

Another eighth-grader, Coleman Schott, said, "I like being able to provide a play space for future generations."

Class members are constructing the safe outdoor area with lessons they've earned about Christian stewardship.

Directed by parents, the students placed landscape timbers and 15 tons of pea gravel for ground cover. Play structures were placed on the ground cover.

"My favorite part of the project was putting up fencing around the play area," Logan Bartles said.

The entire project will cost about $1,400, and students are offering their time and talents to raise the funds by baby-sitting, donations and dress-down days.

The last phase of the project will be building raised flower beds and creating benches.

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