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YHS students participate in City of Yuma graffiti cleanup

Four Yuma High School students participated in the City of Yuma’s “Day of Unity” graffiti cleanup.YHS students paint hand prints on mural

This was a day open to Yuma residents uniting to clean up areas in the community that have been “tagged” with graffiti; a day to restore Yuma’s beauty with the help of the community members.  

Ketzia Merritt, Maria Merritt, Yahjaira Covorrubias, and David Amavisca took initiative in volunteering for the event. All four students were assigned to the final station of the event to celebrate the day. The students would get to paint the hands of every volunteer, including the hands of Yuma Mayor Doug Nicholls.

“It was a really fun time. It was something that was unexpected, and getting to paint the mayor’s hands was pretty awesome. Seeing the impact all of us had was my favorite part,” said Amavisca, YHS Student Council President.

Those painted hands were placed on a large mural of a tree dedicated to the celebratory success of the day.