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By Grace Pohl
Staff Intern 

Student, city honored at Airway Heights council meeting


Grace Pohl

Nihual Phagura (middle) from Sunset Elementary School poses with his award-winning poster. Mayor Kevin Richey (left) and Washington Community Forest Council chair Angel Spell presented the Arbor Day poster contest winner a plaque.

There were plenty of awards at the May 21 Airway Heights City Council meeting as the city was given one along with a student from Sunset Elementary School.

First, the chair of Washington Community Forest Council, Angel Spell, presented Airway Heights with the Tree City USA award for the 15th year in a row.

"It's an honor to be here to celebrate Airway Heights with 15 years," Spell said. "We recognize your efforts."

The city is one of 91 in the state to receive the award.

"Our community needs trees and we need trees," Spell said. "Together, by using our resources, we are making the community...

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