Student paint crew had a busy summerA fresh look for the fresh school year.
That is what a select group of current and former Oswego City School District students accomplished as they worked on the OCSD summer paint crew throughout teach of the school buildings. Crew supervisor and OCSD maintenance worker Mark Tondeur said the group of 17 young adults worked full time from July 1 to Aug. 22 in order to accomplish the following projects: repaint nine classrooms and brighten up the entire main lobby at Oswego High School, paint the hallways blue and white in addition to six classrooms at Minetto Elementary, paint 11 classrooms and select hallways at Oswego Middle School, and paint classrooms at both Fitzhugh Park and Charles E. Riley elementary schools. Additional small projects occurred at Frederick E. Leighton and Kingsford Park elementary schools.
“They do good work; they’re good kids,” Tondeur said, as he commended the students for leaving no messes behind.
For many of them, he said, the paint crew is their first job. Students may work the two summer months from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, so long as they are ages 16 to 24. Tondeur said each worker had shown excellent work ethic, responsibility and remained on task throughout the summer. For most, he said, the work is more than a paycheck; it is hands-on experience that will also be helpful to them in their adult lives.
David Crisafulli, OCSD Director of Facilities, echoed Tondeur’s pride.
“They did such a good job painting; it’s amazing,” he said.
The following students were a part of the 2018 summer paint crew: Emily Blake, Crissa Cabonlig, Joshua Carroll, Brandie Fortino, Katheryne Hibbert-Nelson, Leah Kingsbury, Derek Morgia, Drake Morgia, Thomas Mournishan, Gregory Poston, Abigail Reith, Adam Scharf, Logan Shepardson, Dakota Sinclair, Jacob Sweeney, Mashall Tondeur and Rosemary Woolworth.