The Lowe’s Home Improvement chain, through the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation, recently provided Seminole Ridge High School with a $5,000 Toolbox for Education grant toward the purchase of five outdoor tables and umbrellas for the school courtyard.
Senior class sponsor and biotech academy teacher Margarette Marturano submitted the grant proposal, and the Class of 2016 funded the remainder of the cost — about $2,000 — for this “outdoor lunchroom.”
The vision was to create an outdoor seating area that will function both as additional lunch seating and an inviting space to meet as a club or class.
With the additional seating, more students will be able to have lunch outside and classes can use the area to read and work outside when the weather is favorable.
ABOVE: The new outdoor tables at Seminole Ridge High School.