LUSK – On Wednesday, May 19, more than 150 of the Niobrara County School District’s students and staff assembled in work clothes to dig in and clean up the Lusk community.
In an effort coordinated by Katherine Kruse and Robyn Heth, high school, middle school and grade school students worked together on clean-up projects from scraping paint to picking up highway trash.
They swept dirty sidewalks, leveled dirt and lawns, picked up trash, repainted fences and much more. This included leaving inspirational messages on the sidewalk outside of the courthouse. Many members of the community expressed their appreciation not only for the actual cleaning but for the attitudes and efforts of the students.
As one person stated, “Lusk kids ROCK!”
In recent years the clean-up project had to be postponed and members of the district thought it was time to revive the tradition of a “give back” day with a community clean-up effort. Students enjoyed the activity and want to do more in the future.