EVART — Parts of Evart got some sprucing up last week thanks to a group of high school students.
Evart High School underclassman prepared the school grounds last week for graduation ceremonies for this year’s senior class, which were held over the weekend.
In addition, students also used the half day to do some spring cleaning across town.
At the Osceola County Fairgrounds, students swept the seats and repaired portions of fencing in preparation for summer activities.
In downtown, a group of students cleaned flower beds and performed other maintenance tasks.
“It gives them a sense of volunteerism,” Jay Wallace said. “And gives us the opportunity to get things done we need a lot of bodies in order to do.”
At Forest Hill Cemetery, a group of students helped other volunteers place flags on the graves of more than 600 military veterans, which Evart High School history teacher Josh Johnson hoped would give the students a better perspective on the history they learned earlier in the year.
But for sophomore Harry Swales, he didn’t need much reminding in history.
Swales’s grandfather is buried at Forest Hill, and on the day of the cleanup, he made sure to put one on his marker.
“I never got the chance to meet him,” Swales said. “But I heard a lot about him and I like to visit him every now and again.”