Students improve school grounds on Clean-Up Day


Principal Minnick works with MHS students on Clean-Up Day to mulch newly planted and existing shrubs. Sponsored by the SGA, students were able to earn community service hours by working this event.

Taylor Worthey, News Writer

Over 40 students participated in the first annual Montevallo High School Clean-up Day on Saturday, April 6from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Students had the opportunity to help improve the campus grounds as well as earn community service hours.
Students cleaned and organized the trophy cases to help improve the entrance in the interior of the main building.  To enhance the exterior, students removed weeds, planted new shrubs and flowers, repainted the stair railings, trimmed the bushes, placed mulch around new and existing plants, pressure washed the awning and picked up trash.
SGA is the sponsoring organization for this event.
“We had a great turnout,” SGA sponsor Lee Pastor said. “Over 40 students from MHS and 25 students from the University of Montevallo helped clean up the campus.”
University of Montevallo students volunteered their services to aid in the clean-up as part of their yearly Big Event, in which students provide community service in a variety of venues.
“It was fun,” sophomore SGA representative Alex Ezelle said.  “I felt like I was doing something helpful.  Since I’m in SGA, I was in charge of picking up liter and pulling weeds out of the ground.  We had a lot of help, and I enjoyed the company of the high school and college students.”
Principal Minnick was impressed with the response of students to support an event, and looks forward to having more opportunities like this in the future.
“I was really pleased with how many people came out to support the clean-up, and how hard students worked to help improve the appearance of our school,” Minnick said.