Septima P. Clark Academy was selected to receive trees for their campus donated by Palmetto Pride, a statewide organization that promotes beautification and litter prevention.
The school planted the trees in celebration of Arbor Day which is on the first Friday in December - on December 4th this year.
Students and staff at Septima P. Clark Academy celebrated Arbor Day by planting trees donated to the school through the Palmetto Pride Tree Grant. This grant is a non-monetary award that donates trees to be used in beautification projects throughout the state of South Carolina. In full bloom, the awarded Pink and White Dogwoods will be a beautiful addition to an already treasured area of the campus.
Additionally, this grant includes "The Great American Cleanup," which is the nation's largest organized annual cleanup, beautification, and community improvement program. This event is held annually during the months of March, April, and May. "The Great American Cleanup" is a platform for a wide range of initiatives embraced by Keep American Beautiful's mission, such as litter prevention education, recycling drives, graffiti removal, and beautification, and community projects. Clark Academy will be participating in Spring 2021. The school thanks Dr. Christopher Wood, Clark Academy's Instructional Coach, for completing the necessary steps to increase the beauty of the campus by obtaining this grant for the school.