Four new benches, nine azalea shrubs and three dogwood trees have been installed in strategic locations around the Cooper Middle School campus as of Saturday, April 6. The benches provide a seating area for students during outdoor physical education lessons and can also be used as seating by the community for recreational activities. Assistant Principal Frank Stevens and Eagle Scout candidate and Cooper alumnus, Quan Pham, designed the project.
Under Quan’s direction, members of Boy Scout Troop 869, from Trinity Methodist Church, and students from Langley High School worked together to complete the task. Volunteers logged over 200 hours to construct and install the benches, and to provide landscaping for Cooper Middle School. Special thanks go to Tart Lumber, Meadow Farms, Chick-fil-A and Subway for their contribution to the project.