Chatham High School celebrated its Arbor Day on June 2, and the day’s events would not be complete without a tree planting. This year, we held a ceremonial planting near the school’s Geologic Park.
The tree, a blackgum tupelo, was donated by Wemple’s Landscaping Service and will be planted at Crellin Park in Chatham in honor of former English teacher and assistant principal Terry Bordell and former science teacher Paul Vachiraprapun. Both were in attendance at the ceremony to give remarks and their thanks in accepting the honor. The entire student body and faculty then passed by the tree so everyone could give it a ceremonial scoop of dirt.
Also at the ceremony, the senior class upheld the tradition of handing down the school’s time capsule to the freshman class for safekeeping and the sophomore class officially revealed their class colors of maroon and gray.
Other Arbor Day events included a school-wide academic honors ceremony, a student talent show, activities for underclassmen, and the annual senior picnic at Crellin Park.