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Scottsburg students landscape yards of Henryville victims

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W. Houser Canter W. Houser Canter
Habitat for Humanity donated the plants. Habitat for Humanity donated the plants.
Nearly 175 students spent their day landscaping new homes for 10 Habitat homes Nearly 175 students spent their day landscaping new homes for 10 Habitat homes
Emily Walker Emily Walker

HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Nearly 175 students spent their day landscaping new homes for 10 Habitat homes made for tornado victims.

On Thursday, students were broken into groups and assigned a house. The one in charge was student and project manager, Emily Walker.  

"Emily's a star," said W. Houser Canter, with Habitat for Humanity. "She's a great person."

Walker was glad to do the project.

"It's important because I feel as though everyone needs to fulfill themselves as well as help others," said Walker. "It feels really nice to be able to help other people."

Principal Debora Yost called Habitat asking what they were going to do about the landscaping of the newly built homes for the tornado victims.

"We hadn't made any plans for it and she said the school would like to do it," said Canter.

A geometry class constructed the landscapes on computer software. Habitat for Humanity donated the plants.  

"We have a lot of the hostas and boxwoods. Just everything that's easy to take care of. These people have already been through enough. We don't want them to have to take care of their gardens too," said Walker. "Everyone wants to give people what they deserve."

By the end of the day, 300 plants were planted.

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