On Sept. 28, Newcomerstown Middle School's front yard received an uplift in the form of three trees (one pin oak flanked by two Cleveland select pear trees) which were delivered and planted by Stutzman's Lawn and Landscaping. Here, NMS Principal Jason Peoples stands with Louise Swigert beside the new pin oak tree, which was planted in memory of her husband, Wayne Swigert, long-time shop teacher at NMS and NHS. The pin oak was purchased with donations from NMS staff members and was selected by Mrs. Swigert and son, Matt Swigert.