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QJHS "Green Project" aims to beautify entrance of school

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

One student led group is looking to give the front of their school a makeover.

Quincy Junior High's Environmental Club met Thursday to discuss plans to add new landscaping to the main entrance of the school.

Students enlisted the help of Horticulturist Kari Houle to give them advice on what plants and shrubs might work best in our area.

Students have raised nearly $500 by selling T-shirts to help pay for the project.

Officials with the group say the project will not only help beautify the school, but help students learn about the environment in the process.

"They'll get to learn about soils and the types of plants that would thrive in our climate and so forth. They actually will get to bring the science classroom outside and actually use that on a year long basis," said Cheryl Koenig, a Science teacher at Quincy Junior High.

Koenig says this is all a part of the school's bigger plan to eventually fully revitalize and re-gain full use of the school's green house-- that hasn't been used in decades.

Koenig says the group will begin landscaping work on the front of the building on Earth Day-- April 22nd.

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