The planting of a red maple at Central Kings High School by members of the 2015 graduating class was dedicated to the memory of former CK student Danny Arnold, who died in a car accident in the summer of 2013.
Several of his friends planted the tree in his memory. Arnold would also have been a member of this year’s graduating class.
Joined by Arnold’s parents, Valerie and John, students and teachers gathered in their “shared bond of grief and remembrance” for the planting ceremony during which Arnold was remembered as “as a son, friend and classmate.”
“As we go our separate ways after graduation, when we pass by (Central Kings) we will always remember that this tree was planted in honour of Danny Arnold,” said fellow student Leah Visser.
School principal Janice Foote added the tree “will be the start of a beautiful garden” that is being created at the south-east corner of the school where students will see it when they get on and off the buses.
Three Kings County schools, including CK, held tree plantings Sept. 24 to commemorate National Tree Day.
The national day of recognition hosted by Tree Canada serves as a celebration for all Canadians to appreciate the benefits that trees provide - clean air, wildlife habitat, reducing energy demand and connecting with nature. Over the past 20 years, Tree Canada has planted more than 80 million trees and greened more than 550 schoolyards across the country.
Trees donated by the Nova Scotia Forestry Association…
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