On Friday, April 20, third grade students from Hunsicker Elementary School in Cedaredge took part in planting a Sensation Box Elder tree at the school to celebrate Earth Day. The tree was donated by Arch Coal’s Mountain Coal Company, LLC., West Elk Mine in Somerset. Principal Amy Geddes said Hunsicker was chosen for the honor in a random drawing from all of the schools in the district. Helping to plant the tree are Don Hoeltzner, Taelor Mills and Kiyoshi Salazar — representing each of the three third grade classes. Each student was also given a Blue Spruce seedling to take home and plant. The winners of a coloring contest, also sponsored by Mountain Coal Company, were announced, with Skyler Sakala, Christopher Varanai and Samuel Campbell receiving a $25 gift certificate to the Garden Center in Delta. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970.