Scout refreshes paint at Cortina Elementary

Higley High senior Westley Atkin organized volunteers to paint and refresh areas of Higley Unified School District’s Cortina Elementary School in Gilbert in time for the new school year. (Courtesy of Higley Unified School District.)

Higley High senior Westley Atkin organized volunteers to paint and refresh areas of Higley Unified School District’s Cortina Elementary School in Gilbert in time for the new school year. (Courtesy of Higley Unified School District.)

Higley High senior Wesley Atkin gathered volunteers, brushes and paint over the summer. His goal to spruce up and refresh areas in need at Higley’s Cortina Elementary School in Queen Creek.
Wesley, from Troop No. 831, recruited 50 volunteers who repainted the traffic-flow white arrows and faded letters on the asphalt near the front of the school drop-off zone. As well the parent drop-off zone from the gym to the edge of the administration building and the yellow curb in front of the school.
The volunteers also changed markings from yellow to blue on the sidewalk.
“Cortina is very thankful for Wesley’s project and also to the many volunteers who supported him on this project,” Principal Dan Cover said.
“I am grateful to Mr. Cover for allowing me the opportunity to do my Eagle Scout project for Cortina Elementary School and for all those who helped to make this project a success,” Wesley said.
The work was complete for the opening of the 2015-16 school year.

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