MASSENA – Alcoa recently presented students at Massena area schools with a Norway Spruce tree seedling as part of Alcoa's 10 Million Trees program and in celebration of Arbor Day.
Each April, Alcoa's Massena Operations distributes tree seedlings to its employees and to local fourth-grade students as part of this program.
From left, Abagayle Morrell, Nightengale principal Shannon Jordan, Aspen Frego, classroom teacher Mr. Matt Brabaw, Gabrielle Brothers, Ethan Larrow, Alcoa environmental manager Bob Lenney, Mitchell Gardner and Hayden Amo.
Representing their class, Corinn Mickle, Seth Denney, Nathan Durant and McKenzie Cough celebrated receiving their trees from Lorraine Gabri, Environmental Technician at Alcoa, while principal Duane Richardson looked on.
Bob Lenney, Alcoa's Environmental Manager, presented trees to Trinity students Ty Page, Jessy Pomainville, Devin Conto, Emma Kenny, Ryan Boisvert and Hannah Wilson.
Receiving their trees in Mrs. Porcaro's class are Mrs. Porcaro, Gabrielle Thomas, Madison Bentley, Bernie Dafoe and Shannon Phillips, from Lorraine Gabri, right, Environmental Technician at Alcoa.
Launched in 1998, the goal of Alcoa's 10 Million Trees program is to plant 10 million trees by Alcoa employees and their families in Alcoa communities by 2020. Each April, Alcoa's Massena Operations distributes tree seedlings to its employees and to local fourth-grade students as part of this program. Over 30,000 tree seedlings have been distributed locally since the program launched.