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Unofficial gardening club plants seeds

Environmentally minded SHS students are having a good week. Along with the exciting installment of new compost and recycling system, Garden Club will also meet for their April 23, Annual Seed Planting Day.

All students are invited to join Garden Club in planting vegetable seeds on April 23. The vegetables will eventually be donated to the Blue Ash Cancer Support Center to be used in their cooking classes. Anyone interested should meet in the circle drive entrance after school on Wednesday. Photo Courtesy of Lila Englander.

“Everyone loves looking at flora in spring, and it’s really cool to think that your hard work made that happen. For that reason, I would encourage anyone who loves nature and pretty things to come plant seeds,” said Alexis Corcoran, 12.

Although Garden Club has not been officially recognized by the SHS administration, it is now in its second year.

Last summer, club participants managed the Blue Ash Elementary garden. One of the garden beds was allotted to the group to grow their own vegetables, which were donated to the Blue Ash Cancer Support Center.

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“I helped out gardening at Blue Ash last year and it was a fun, easy way to contribute to the community. We also planted some potted herbs at the center for visitors and the monthly cooking class,” said Jessica Hobart, 11.

The Garden Club is now based in a greenhouse conveniently located across from the high school, courtesy of Montgomery City. The produce will continue to be sent to the Cancer Support Center.

“It’s really exciting that we are moving to a bigger space thanks to the generosity of Montgomery City. I hope the new location will lead to more club members and more vegetables,” said Katie Steinberg, 11.

For more information on Garden Club email lila.englander@gmail.com.

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Lila Englander, Assignment Editor
I am currently a senior. This year I serve as an assignment editor. I love writing about people or groups with fascinating stories who often fly under the radar. Beyond learning to use the Adobe design programs and developing my writing skills, journalism has allowed me to pursue my love of learning and gain a deeper understanding of the profound value of collaboration. I enjoy participating in Academic Quiz Team, Chinese Club and TEAMS team. I love backpacking, kayaking, climbing, reading and napping. I am learning Chinese at school at the AP level and can read, write and speak Hebrew because I went to Jewish day school until eighth grade. I also sharpened my Hebrew skills during junior year while studying abroad for a semester in the desert of Israel through Alexander Muss High School in Israel. The past three summers, I have been lucky enough to intern at a small nonprofit called Design Impact. My favorite book is "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace. My favorite T.V. shows are "The Wire" and "True Detective." My three favorite news sources are "The New York Times," "The Atlantic," and "The Onion." I also listen to "This American Life" on NPR every week. Although I am interested in pursuing a career in engineering, I am confident that journalism will benefit me wherever I end up. I am looking forward to another great year on staff!
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