Plaques, pizza, P-TECH: Kids rewarded for carving work

Submitted photo PTech students enjoyed a pizza party last week for carving A Tree For Thee’s memorial plaques. From left are students Bettie-Don Contreras, Paul Cunningham, Brandon Nona, Christopher Wiltsie, Noah Benjamin, and instructor Nick Anson. Student Jayden Williams, not pictured, also participated.

The Western New York P-TECH Academy has been diligently engraving memorial plaques for A Tree For Thee’s tree planting project over the past few months. The students deserved both recognition and a treat as a “thank you.”

Dunkirk High School Class of 1977 had a little leftover money when they submitted applications for trees both at Wright Park and Point Gratiot, so they designated a pizza appreciation party for the kids at P-TECH who were involved with this community service project. A Tree For Thee delivered a party pizza on Thursday to the students and their instructor, Nick Anson. All of the students were raving about how good the pizza tasted, which came from Lena’s Pizza in Dunkirk.

“Mr. Anson has been such an outstanding example of cooperation and involvement, in an effort to secure a real life learning experience for his kids,” said Mary Louise McGraw, A Tree For Thee’s founder. “We can’t thank him and his students enough for partnering with us to accomplish this project. This is another reason why A Tree For Thee has been so successful and well received by the community.”


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