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Brien McMahon Kids Spruce Up Their School

Brien McMahon High School is looking spiffier now thanks to Ryan Scott and other students doing their part to clean up the property. Housemaster Scott Hurwitz said more than a hundred kids participated in the twice yearly "Beautify BMHS Day" Saturday morning. They were assisted by teachers, parents and members of the Junior League of Women Voters.

Students pulled weeds from landscaping beds and pruned invasive bushes peeking through the chain-link fence in the back. David Shockley, chairman of Keep Norwalk Beautiful, provided supplies, and Ken Hughes from Norwalk Park and Recreation provided a big pile of woodchips to be used as mulch. The Department of Public Works lent recycling bins to the effort.

"It's not just us,” said Hurwitz. “A lot of the community is helping us out and honestly, I think it's good for the kids to be out here for a few hours in the morning, taking pride in their community. The school looks great afterwards." Hurwitz gives the students little tickets that say "I participated," and teachers may give them extra credit.

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