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(From left) John Siggens, Kaitlyn Shelley, Courtney Buckland and Shannon Belisle prepare to paint a masterpiece as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6, in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)1 / 21
Kaitlyn Shelley (left) and Courtney Buckland begin painting a fire hydrant as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day, Tuesday, May 6, in Somerset. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)2 / 21
Autumn McMeeken uses string to create the design she intends to paint on her fire hydrant as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)3 / 21
(From left) Brad Marcello, Randy Pressley, Jessica Hartmann and Marshall Ranartz prepare to plant flowers in front of the high school as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)4 / 21
Danielle Renteria (left) works with Claire Erlitz (right) to give a hydrant a new coat of paint as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)5 / 21
Reed Baillargeon (left) and Tyler Lueck (right) remove a window to be cleaned at Countryside Apartments as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)6 / 21
Kacie Larkowski cleans a window at Countryside Apartments as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)7 / 21
(Front to back) Heather Hartwick, Tayva Strom, Kacie Larkowski and Nicole Tetzlaff clean windows at Countryside Apartments Tuesday as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)8 / 21
(From right) Adam Marty, Andy Peters and Jon Sullivan work like a curling team to clean a tennant’s porch as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)9 / 21
A group of juniors and seniors work together to spruce up apartments for the residents of Countryside Apartments on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)10 / 21
Bailey Johnston stretches to clean a window at Countryside Apartments on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)11 / 21
A group of students clean windows and doors on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)12 / 21
(From right) Emma Lepper, Alex Courtade and Rachel Briggs do some raking around a resident’s bird feeders at Countryside Apartments on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)13 / 21
A group of juniors and seniors work with other volunteers to plant flowers and clean up grounds around the Old Town Hall on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)14 / 21
Kaitlyn Nichols plants pansies at the old town hall on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)15 / 21
Jocelyn Rivard gets up high to clean a window at the old town hall on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)16 / 21
Brodie Olson (left) and Danny Green help weed around the old town hall on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)17 / 21
Mary Fohrenkamm gets wet cleaning up a pond behind the ballpark at Larry Forrest Park on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)18 / 21
(From left) Mary Fohrenkamm, Nicholas Olson, Mitchell Foster and Noah Ashton clean up a pond behind the ballpark at Larry Forrest Park on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)19 / 21
A group of students put the finishing touches on a fire hydrant on Tuesday, May 6, as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)20 / 21
A group of students pick up trash around a pond as part of Somerset High School’s Community Learning Day on Tuesday, May 6. (Photo by Tom Lindfors)21 / 21

Somerset High School students performed a variety of service learning projects on Tuesday, May 6 as part of their Community Learning Give Back Day.

Projects they performed include  cleaning up the cemetery, Veterans Park, Countryside Apartments, the campus flower garden, designing and painting fire hydrants, cleaning trash out of and around the Apple River, Retention Ponds and Perch Lake. 

Sarah Young

Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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