A tree will be planted to commemorate future West Central Valley 8th grade graduations. The project received unanimous approval from the school board and Stuart resident Robert Cook, who came up with the idea for the trees, began asking for donations yesterday. Cook tells Raccoon Valley Radio he saw an immediate outpouring of support from the community and raised the needed money by the end of the day Thursday. He says his mother planted a tree for his eighth grade graduation and he thought it would be a good tradition to pass on to the community.
“It will beautify the school grounds and leave a legacy that graduates can see.”
The first tree planted will be a maple.