Payette River Regional Technical Academy Business students came together to serve the Emmett community in a way that benefits their learning, as well as boosts town morale. A group of seven high school students; William Farrell, Sydney Mynear, Robbie Gonzales, Karina Wong, Ian Randall, Colton Rhoton, and Lucas Marchbanks took on the challenge of repainting the “E” located on the South side of town.
With donations from Mountain West Building Supply and Rocky Mountain True Value, the students were able to gather all the necessary supplies to complete the project.
After speaking with the landowner, they obtained permission to access the land and repaint the “E” symbol. After a fresh coat of white paint and some general cleanup around the letter itself, the “E” is now more vibrant and lustrous. With help from business instructor/advisor, Patti O’Maley, the group of seven students completed their goal.
Through this project the local team of students increased their knowledge on teamwork and cooperation, and helped renew a familiar town symbol.