• Students Plant Trees to Remember Scott Carpenter

    Students at Scott Carpenter Middle School have created a lasting, living tribute to Astronaut Scott Carpenter who died last month at the age of 88.

    With the help of District support staff and teacher Frances Davison, two trees were planted in his honor near picnic tables on the northeast side of the building.

    Carpenter, who was born in Boulder, was the second man to orbit the earth. Not long after his heroic accomplishment in May of 1962 he agreed to have the school named after him. He has long served as an inspiration to students who wear the “Astros” logo on their shirts and sweaters.

    Davison, who met Carpenter in 2003, attended his funeral in Boulder earlier this month and has worked hard to make his legacy relevant to current students. She was talking with them about Carpenter when April Meza came up with the idea to plant the trees.

    Posted November 14, 2013