Photo credit to Tom Lynch Photography.

While the rest of the world was celebrating a day off in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., nine Woodland Job Corps Center students joined the Laurel community to clean up a portion of the Highway 198 Corridor.

Woodland participated in the project  with ‘Clean Harbors Environmental Services and other community members. They worked from 11am to 3:30pm to make numerous areas throughout the Laurel community a more pleasant sight.

Student Tierra Broughton said, “Helping to clean the community made me feel better because we did a great thing.”

“It was a great experience. It showed teamwork and made great character,” said student Trayvon Kells.

Devin Tucker, a Russett homeowner who has worked with Clean Harbors Environmental Services for the past two years organizing these events, had nothing but praise for the students.

“I have been around a lot of Job Corps kids and I can say with some ease that your group is one of the best,” Mr. Tucker said. “They were professional, considerate, mindful of manners and made quite the impression on my fellow homeowners.”