Students building pedestrian walkway

Some Vernon students are wanting to provide a lasting legacy to the community

Some Vernon students are wanting to provide a lasting legacy to the community.

The global education class at Clarence Fulton Secondary School is constructing a pedestrian path from the school’s parking lot to a nearby wetland boardwalk.

“We’ve been wanting to put a pathway in for a long time,” said student Jennifer Borchert.

It’s expected that the trail, which could be done this month, would benefit local residents as well as students from Fulton and Ellison Elementary School.

“They will be able to see the wildlife around them and see the beauty,” said Borchert.

Praise for the students is coming from Vernon city hall.

“It’s great to see the global education class taking the initiative to build a trail and young people showing an interest,” said Mayor Wayne Lippert.

An agreement is being sought with the Vernon School District and the City of Vernon to ensure that the trail is maintained.

Council will consider the request but Coun. Jack Gilroy is confident the students’ project will be supported.

“Adding another path in Vernon is awesome,” he said.