Beautification Project Creates “Stadium Way”
A dozen young maple trees line the walkway that’s now known as Stadium Way, the paved path that leads to the Willamette High School stadium.
Planting of the trees is part of the effort called Willamette Pride, the volunteer work designed to improve the school inside and out.
WHS football players and coaches joined Willamette Pride volunteers for the beautification project. Donations to pay for the trees were provided by the WHS classes of 1961, 1962, 1963, 1967, 1979, 1981 and 1982.
Willamette Pride is also assisting Bethel’s Maintenance staff on a plan to repaint all the lockers in the school this summer. The group has already delivered on new landscaping around the school, the interior painting completed last summer, and the renovation of some classrooms at Willamette.