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Students saving the earth one tree at a time

Posted at 11:21 AM, May 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-03 01:31:17-04
Two fifth graders ran for student council office promising to beautify their school, and with help from the Mayor, they got 16 new drought tolerant trees for their school on Monday.
 
The mayor visited Grijalva Elementary School today to plant trees with students in celebration of Arbor Day.
 
Student council leaders Andrew Wright and Diego Ramirez said they wanted to help keep the students cool when they play outside during recess.
 
With donations from the Mayor and Wells Fargo, the trees were donated and planted all across the playground area.
 
"We are exceptionally happy, this is a great celebration," said school principal Tim Grivois-Shah. "I'm hoping that as kids plant their own trees today, as they grow up, they'll watch these trees grow, and feel rooted and part of all the good that happens here," said Grivois-Shah.
 
These trees are part of the mayor's 10,000 tree challenge to get more trees in local school campuses.