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West High students plant 52 trees on campus

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More than 100 students in Sioux City spent part of their Friday beautifying the environment.

West High students from all grade levels put their gardening skills to use by planting a variety of different trees like Red Maple, Crab Apple, and Black Hills Spruce trees.

The school received a $5,000 grant plus about $2,000 in other funds to pay for this project.

Some students said it felt good to do something like this for their school and the environment.

"It's important to plant these trees cause more shade and it's better for the environment," West High Junior Jake Newsom said.

"It's just going to make the world a better place by making the air more cleaner and growing more trees, because there's barely any trees around here," West High Freshman Alfred Koh said.

Fifty-two trees were planted on Friday, and some of those were fruit trees that will be used by students in culinary classes.

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