Improvement of North Smithfield High School Planters
Organized by: Patrick Eddy
My name is Patrick Eddy and I am looking to improve the planters for the front of North Smithfield High School.
I am a current senior at North Smithfield High School and I have been a student there for four years. I have noticed that the school is lacking in the beauty that it has a potential for. My goal is to help future classes gain a better looking school as well as a larger feeling of pride in the school.
I have been working with my mentor, Howie Sneider (executive director at the Steel Yard), as well as the rest of the staff at the Steel Yard to design planters for the front entrance of the school. These planters will just be the first step for the school to fulfill its potential. I have talked to several teachers at NSHS to help with the continuation of my project after I move on to College. Mr. Antonio Silva, the physics teacher, has agreed to work with his classes to maintain the plants in the planters and Dr. Claire Williams, the art teacher, has agreed to paint the planters at the beginning of each school year as a part of her art curriculum.
What will planters do for the school and the community?
- Will regrow pride in the school that has been lost over the generations. As students we spend four years of our lives in the school so it is important that we have pride in it.
- The High School is a large part of the community and will continue to be so even as classes continue to move through. The planters will start a tradition of maintaining pride and the school.
- The Steel-Yard-made planters that will help bring public/ local art into the community. The planters will not only look good, but they will be functional as well.