A Rapid City elementary school helps plant the seeds for a better tomorrow.
Fifth graders at Rapid City's South Park Elementary helped plant a new hot wing maple tree in front of the school Friday morning.
The tree was donated by members of the Rapid City Modern Woodmen chapter as part of its "Plant a Tree" program.
For the school, the tree will represent a lasting memory of their class and help replace an older tree that was decaying.
"We tied it into character counts and the month of trustworthiness and they can come back at any time and they can see these trees grow and like I told them earlier, a lot of these kids will have kids that will go here and they can say that was the year we dedicated these trees to us," said Rod Haugen, South Park Elementary Principal.
The tree gets it name from the red colored samaras that resemble hot wings.