Congratulations to the Sa-Hali Secondary Class of 2012! Not only did they graduate, but they also chose to leave a green and lasting reminder of their presence at the school. The class raised approximately $10,000 in cash and donations in order to purchase and plant 26 deciduous trees on the school property. The trees will form a leafy arbour on one of the most heavily-travelled pathways at the school — the one that goes to the bus stop on Summit Drive.
Students chose the tree project because the school grounds have changed dramatically since the removal of large numbers of Ponderosa pine, victims of the pine beetle epidemic. Shade is limited, so these trees will be appreciated more and more each year as they grow.
The City of Kamloops, School District 73 and many local businesses were involved in the legacy project. Way to go, Sa-Hali grads!