River Bend Middle School history teacher Brian Tompkins; students Joshua Zimmerman and Sammy Sergio; P.E. teacher Chad Erich, and eighth grade dean Nick Fisher joined the Board of Supervisors last week to accept a resolution honoring River Bend students. Zimmerman and Sergio, along with fellow River Bend students George Akladious, Japheth Essien, Allen Frazier, Shane Reed, and Justin Sandoval donated trees to re-establish a buffer between the Potomack Lakes Sportsplex baseball diamonds and the nearby townhouses in Cascades.
Many of the original trees in that buffer had died because of disease. The middle schoolers, as part of the young men’s leadership organization Adventures in Middle, joined with representatives from Loudoun County Parks, Recreation and Community Service; Lexmark International, Inc.; and the PGA of America to plant the trees. The trees, valued at more than $3,000, were donated by Lexmark and planted on May 23.