On April 23, members of the Rotary Club of Fonthill joined current and former staff, along with students and community members for a special tree planting at E.L. Crossley Secondary School in Fonthill.
Members of the school’s Interact Club and teaching staff spent time honouring the memory of Sharon Keller, a special science teacher who passed away suddenly last fall. A teacher at the school since the beginning of her career in the mid-1980s, Ms. Keller (as she was known to her students) was much more than an amazing educator; she was an environmental leader and tireless promoter of all things science and technology.
In her honour, the club donated a tulip tree, which has been planted on the west side of the school property.
During the sunny Monday event, the club also donated several maple trees to the school, which the Interact Club will help plant in various places around the school property.
The tree planting was done in time for Earth Day activities, but also to fulfill the request of Rotary International President Ian Risely, who asked that 1.2 million trees be planted in 2018 around the world. This represents one tree for every Rotarian.