WEST ORANGE, NJ — Members of the Science National Honor Society (SNHS) recently spent a morning planting six new trees to beautify the landscape on the Pleasant Valley Way side of West Orange High School (WOHS).

"We have wanted to do something for a while now," said SNHS Advisor Dr. Ronald Brandt. "We all decided to that we would purchase the trees for the high school with funds we had raised."

Four Kwanzan Cherry trees were planted along the front of the building and two Green Giant Arborvitae evergreens were placed flanking the entrance to the auditorium.

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Approximately 30 SNHS students participated by breaking up the ground along with science honor society president Margaux Whitehead and vice-president Tiffany Sagastume, braving chilly temperatures enthusiastically. Parent Michael Giovine of Giovine Landscaping donated his services to pick up the trees and help to plant them.

Supporting the students were WOHS Principal Hayden Moore, Science Supervisor Stephanie Suriano, Dr. Brandt and SNHS co-advisor Sonia Laureni.


See all the photos here.