A Pella Middle School student is leading a program to plant 30 new trees around the building.

Seventh Grader Gavin Hildebrand wrote a grant to the Iowa DNR and earned $4000 for the project. Central College students and Pella Schools maintenance staff will help Hildebrand plant the trees on Tuesday, April 17th at 8 a.m.

The project is part of Kristin Schultz and her social studies class that features students working to assist various non-profit organizations.