(Trib Live) Leechburg Area Middle School students were in a different classroom environment Tuesday afternoon — for a good cause.
Students and staff donned bright Hi-Liter green safety vests and heavy duty gloves, grabbed trash bags and picked up trash around the downtown Leechburg business district and other areas for an hour and a half.
The effort was part of the statewide volunteer Pick Up Pennsylvania initiative this month. PennDOT provides gloves, safety vests and trash bags. This was the school’s first year participating.
Michelle Ferretti, high school teacher and community service coordinator, said 150 students broke into nine groups. Seven students stayed behind to write letters to soldiers serving overseas.