While North Farmington High School students are away on Spring Break, one of the school’s classrooms has been far from empty.
It has been buzzing with activity, thanks to the initiative of senior William Morganti, who was so discouraged by the condition of the carpet, ceiling tiles and walls in one of his classrooms that he reached out to the local Home Depot store for help, The Oakland Press reports.
“It just wasn’t a place that made me feel good,” he said.
Nicole Gatteri, who works at the Farmington Hills Home Depot, showed Morganti’s letter to her store manager.
“Because the letter was from a student, it got my attention,” she said.
A grant from the Home Depot Foundation for $2,000 in materials was approved to freshen up the classroom.
When students return to school Monday, they’ll find new laminate flooring, freshly painted walls and new ceiling tiles, compliments of volunteers from the store who put in a combined 80 hours of work to spruce up the classroom.
“I feel like I accomplished something,” Morganti said, nothing the timing of the effort just before graduation. “I am leaving my mark on this school.”