Clark Construction and ARUP Volunteers Work Side-by-Side with SBHS Students on Clean-up Effort

While most high school students were out enjoying the spectacular Southern California last weekend, a group of 15 students from St. Bernard joined volunteers from Clark Construction and ARUP to beautify their Playa del Rey campus.

The students, all seniors in good standing attendance and grade-wise, helped a team of volunteers from Clark Construction and ARUP paint benches, clean and power-wash the school's concrete areas, remove leaves and conduct a variety of other beautification efforts. When they finished their work, the students and volunteers enjoyed lunch together.

"We want to thank Clark Construction and ARUP for modeling exactly the kind of service-before-self attitude that we try to instill in our students every day," said St. Bernard Principal Richard Billups. "Service projects like this are a critical part of how we are helping our students succeed both in and out of the classroom, and we appreciate the time and effort everyone involved in making this clean-up event possible."

Billups presented Clark Construction and ARUP with a proclamation from Councilman Mike Bonin's Office at a school-wide rally to recognize the company volunteers for their efforts.

Clark Construction Group, which is working on a variety of projects at LAX, is one of the most experienced and respected building and civil construction firms in the United States. For over a century, Clark has been transforming the ideas and visions of its clients into award-winning projects.

ARUP Group is multinational professional services firm that provides engineering, architecture, design, planning, project management and consulting services for all aspects of the built environment.

St. Bernard high school, founded in 1957, is a four-year, co-ed Catholic high school that boasts a 100% graduation rate. The school's mission is to send forth faith-filled, principles and knowledgeable young men and women by providing an exemplary college preparatory and extra-curricular education rooted in Roman Catholic tradition. The school is proud that 96% of those students who apply are accepted to four-year colleges and universities.


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