Sweetwater Middle School adopts local park

While temperatures were hitting freezing point in the early morning hours of Dec. 16, droves of students from Sweetwater Middle School began the process of cleaning up Sweetwater Park.

Two years ago, Sweetwater Middle School, a feeder school to Berkmar High School, did not have a Junior Beta Club or National Junior Honor Society. That all changed with seventh-grade teacher Dawn Alexander, Principal Jay Nebel and eighth-grade teacher Clarisa Rene-Kinshasa.