Three Miller Middle School Extending Learning Program students made a presentation to the Marshall County Board of Supervisors on October 18.
The group, accompanied by teacher Ann Jackson, requested to put a geocache near the Courthouse as part of a community project.
Geocaches can be located by GPS coordinates using a smartphone app and are a way to discover different locations in the area. They are small containers with log books that people can sign after locating them.
The eighth grade students who presented to the board included Emily Manis, Carlye Castillo and Stephanie Zavalza. Manis said geocaches can help boost tourism, help people learn about the area and promote exercise.
The supervisors approved the request as long as there was no digging in the courthouse grounds. The students said they have spotted a place in a tree to locate the geocache.
“Sounds fun,” said Supervisor Dave Thompson.
Jackson was proud of the students and said they did a great job as they honed their public speaking skills.
“It’s also good for them to learn how public meetings are run,” Jackson said.
The students plan to put geocaches at other locations in town as the project moves forward.