GFD Beautifies Agueda Johnston Middle School for Adopt-a-School Program

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As part of the Guam Department of Education’s Adopt-A-School program, Guam Fire Department firefighters were also at the Agueda Johnston Middle School today volunteering their time and hard work to paint and clean up the campus.

The Adopt-A-School program is entering its fourth consecutive year in which government agencies pair up with public schools to offer manpower, equipment, and financial support as schools prepare to welcome students and parents on the first day of the school year. DOE Superintendent Jon Fernandez says this program shows a healthy partnership in support of our community and students. This morning, firefighters were up early to water blast and paint the Ordot school.

Agueda Principal James Petite says this partnership with GFD has been going on for three years. He says, “This is a wonderful opportunity for us to partner with our community. These guys have come out for three years, do a phenomenal job. Yesterday, they were painting and today they’re finishing up. The service…these guys come from work and it’s a wonderful relationship we have with GFD.”

GFD Northern Commander Captain Ray Garrido says, “The fire chief among his staff chose Agueda to be the adopt-a-school for the fire department. For so many years, we’ve been doing this and it’s very fortunate a lot of the guys during their day off they find time to come out and make it happen. We’ve been doing this for quite some time. We enjoy doing it. It’s something we can give back to the community.” 

 

For more information on the Adopt-a-School Program, please contact the school directly or Ms. Christie Chargualaf at 300-1275.