Ascension Episcopal Juniors team with Project Front Yard to create highway medians


Students from Ascension Episcopal worked together with local organizations to make medians on Louisiana Ave beautiful.

Just a segment of the junior class from Ascension Episcopal dedicated their Friday morning to cleaning, raking, and planting.

“By beautifying the community, it welcomes more people to what a beautiful culture we have,” says Alexis Cortez who is a junior.

Cortez and 15 of her classmates have been out in the heat, laying down mulch  and adding new greenery off of I10 and Louisiana Ave.

Project Front Yard brings together individuals, businesses and government partners to address community beautification through education.

Police officers were monitoring the roads for the students’ safety.

Father Brandt Montgomery, the Chaplin of Ascension High School did not mind getting his hands dirty either.

Father thinks the benefits and the advantages of doing something like this is going to pave the way for students to continue volunteering in the future.

Along with the students were a few members of the Northeast Gateway Coterie, who focus on i10 and i49.

Robert smith and Eric Castille have been working together for years and say they enjoy the company and help from other volunteers.

We’re told all the plants were chosen by the city’s horticulturist.

“We have the grasses that bloom here in the winter times, the pink grass the palmetto also, and every tree here is native to Louisiana,” says Castille.

The students of course will receive community service hours.

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