Long before we broke ground to build Mica Mountain High School, Nemer Hassey was considering how to create a beautiful campus experience. He had a vision and made a plan to have as many trees on campus as possible. In October of 2018, 150 trees were purchased with a combination of Mica Mountain funds and Transition From School to Work (TSW) Funds. Students in the TSW program throughout all the Vail High Schools worked to keep those trees happy, healthy, and growing for two and a half years until they were planted this year at Mica Mountain. 

On Saturday, May 1st, 2021 with a tremendous combined effort from our friends at Desert Skies Methodist Church, the Vail Rotary Club, MMHS Vocational Training/TSW teacher Julie Wilson students and staff, and MMHS science teachers Kim Farr, Josh Farr, and Sandra Crusa and their students resulted in 31 of those trees being planted on the MMHS campus. The whole team worked hard and it was all done in about 2 hours. Our students took great pride and ownership of the trees, even giving the trees' names. They will be able to watch them grow as they progress through high school and far into the future!

Thanks, Mr. Hassey for having the vision to give our students such a unique opportunity to have an integral part in Mica Mountain High Schools’ beginning.