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Maintenance crew keeps campus beautiful

Operations Manager Paul Mont-Eton uses a grinder in the maintenance shop. Photo by Kalei Owen

Bruins love their beautiful campus, but sometimes they take for granted the amazing people that keep it that way. Some students said that they wish the maintenance team got more credit for their efforts.

Madison Templeton, a junior, talked about her appreciation for our maintenance crew.

“I think that they do a lot for our school, and … you don’t really realize how nice and clean our school is until you go and experience other schools,” she said. “I think it’s really disrespectful that students don’t pick up after themselves … it just makes their job a lot harder because they have plenty of other stuff to do than just pick up after you.”

Tiana Langseth, a senior, mentioned their not only their hard work, but also their personalities.

“They are really nice, and funny, and they do a lot for us,” she said.

Karinne McDonald, a senior, expressed how students should pick up after themselves.

“I think that the students need to pick up their own trash, we are high schoolers, we are going to be adults so I don’t think that they need to spend multiple hours cleaning our trash when they could be doing something else to benefit our school instead of doing something that they have to do on a daily basis,” she said.

One of Bear River maintenance officials, Jack Vest, explained what the maintenance crew does on a daily basis.

“We pick up trash everyday for maybe an hour everyday,” he said. “We do stuff all the time pretty much everyday every project takes about an hour if its a big project we have to plan for it so it goes quickly so know one notices that there was anything that needed to be fixed.” 

Paul Mont-Eton, Bear River’s maintenance, talked about a project that was done in the G wing.

“We just had a hole in the floor in the G-wing bathroom and it was closed off for about a month, we fixed it the toilet that had a leak under the linoleum and rotted the floor underneath so we had to change the floor and put the toilet back together so we had to make a floor for the toilet to sit on,” he said.

Mont-Eton went on to explain future projects for the Bear River Campus.

“We are gonna plan to do a beautification project between the Ag wing and clay room and it will be done in a couple weeks,” he said. “We are going to put in the path way with some bark, and decomposed granite so you don’t have to walk in the mud.” 

Mont-Eton shared how the students can help around campus.

“We do what we can. It’s nice when other people like the kids help that’s what I say,” he said “Everything that you (students) do to pick up your own mess really helps us it all adds up so we don’t have to pick up the trash. This year is better compared to other years.” 

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Maintenance crew keeps campus beautiful