Frontier Academy students give back

(Riverton, WY) – Frontier Academy, Riverton’s alternative high school that places emphasis on project based learning, participation in global cultures, and community engagement through service learning, has been giving back to the Riverton community in many ways this month.

On May 13, 2020, 15 members of Frontier Academy cleaned Highway 135 (miles 2-4), as a part of the school’s Personal Development &Self Exploration class.

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According to WyDoT officials, this stretch of highway headed out to Beaver Rim hasn’t been cleaned for 5 or 6 years.

Students and staff help clean up. h/t Kim Ibach.
Students and staff help clean up. h/t Kim Ibach.

Kim Ibach, a teacher at the school, also wanted to recognize some community partners for helping with student’s efforts. “Candy, the store manager at Riverton’s Maverikstore, donated 2 bags of ice to keep the 2 crates of water they donated cold, along with five $10 gas cards,” Kim told County 10.

“Mike from Pit Stop/Bailey’s also made a contribution with ten $10 gift cards. Many of our students hold jobs and transport themselves to and from school or work. These gifts are greatly appreciated!”

The community care didn’t stop there either. On May 27th, the Frontier crew also volunteered to help clean up and plant flowers at the Wind River Rehabilitation and Wellness Center’s Alzheimer and Special Needs Unitcourtyard.

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The Frontier crew rakes, sweeps, cleans, and plants. County 10 photo.
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The Frontier crew rakes, sweeps, cleans, and plants. County 10 photo.
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Frontier Academy students spruce up the area. County 10 photo.
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Spring cleaning at the Wind River Rehabilitation and Wellness Center. County 10 photo.

The Wind River Rehabilitation and Wellness staff was also touched by the actions of the school and students.

Suzi Bond, the Center’s Activities Director, stated that her daughter was also Frontier Academy graduate, and remarked how great it was to see the students getting out into the community.

“This brings so much joy to their lives,” stated Center Executive Director Kerry George, referencing the courtyard’s effect on the Center’s patients.

Thanks for all your hard work Frontier staff and students!

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Students prep the flowers for planting. County 10 photo.
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