Morristown High School New Jersey

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We love this unique story from Morristown High School. Instead of having adults or professionals design their new self-watering planters, they had 175 students in groups of 4 enter a challenge to design their new Black Urban Rectangle Planters.

What a great way to engage with students and foster school pride.

Check out the before and after photos below. These students did a fantastic job. The school’s new self-watering Black Urban Rectangles, and the student’s creative design, add incredible beauty to the Morristown High School entrance.


Note From the Co-President:

Dear MHS Families,

MHS HSA Beautification Committee

The HSA Beautification Committee hosted a Planter Design Challenge for 175 students in the Environmental Science Education Classes earlier this Spring. The students were tasked with filling the new self-watering planters located outside the Senior entrance at MHS. This past week, the Beautification Committee spoke to each class; they talked about their work around the school grounds, demonstrated how the planters are filled, announced the winning design group and a few honorable mentions. Members of the winning group each received a copy of the book, “This Book was a Tree,” donated by the author, Marcie Cuff, and a $25 gift card graciously donated by The Salad House in Morristown.

A special thanks goes to Marcie Cuff and The Salad House for the generous donations as well as the MHS HSA Beautification Committee (Margarita Armington (chair), Kerry Thomas, Stacey Dzikowski, Christine Oden, Kirsten Hadley and Michelle Chin) who work continuously to keep the gardens at MHS beautiful.

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