CHATHAM, NJ - Andrew Ziegler, Kyle Burns and Brian Weber received certificates of recognition from the Chatham Board of Education on Monday for their work improving the landscape at Chatham schools.
Eagle Scout Ziegler, and prospective Eagle Scouts Burns and Weber logged a total of 436 hours working to improve the anesthetics at Washington Avenue and Chatham High schools.
"They are in the process of completing Eagle Scout projects to gain their Eagle Scout awards and we're very fortunate that now and again we have Eagle Scouts who do work for free at district schools," Michael LaSusa, Chatham schools superintendent, said. "
Ziegler and Weber each worked on separate projects at Washington and Burns transformed the circle in front of the high school auditorium.
"I actually walked through the area in the back of Washington, where Andrew Ziegler did his work and it looks fantastic," LaSusa said.
Burns cleaned up the circle are in front of the auditorium at CHS. He repaired two damaged benches and built one by hand.
Ziegler made three benches and placed them near the playground in the back of the school. He also made improvement to the landscape by planting perennials and bushes. Burns worked on the area between two wings of the school, trimming back a tree that reaches the roof, mulching and adding plants. He also built a large bench for the area.