LAHS Girls Soccer Team Spruces Up Pajarito Complex

LAHS Girls Soccer Team paints the handrails at Pajarito Complex as a community service project. Courtesy/LAPS

Painting underneath the handrails at Pajarito Complex as a community service project. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Senior players on the Los Alamos High School Girls Soccer Team came up with the idea of finding a community service project for the.

Since Girls Varsity Soccer Coach Gary Ahlers is married to Los Alamos Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Joan Ahlers, he received a long list of options.

The Ahlers together with the LAPS Facilities Department and Girls Junior Varsity Coach Cindy Lawton, decided on a project that would be achievable and rewarding, yet entertaining — paint the more than 700 linear feet of handrails at Pajarito Complex, a owned by LAPS and leased to Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Early Saturday morning, the team members turned out in force. More than 35 players put on their painting clothes and descended on Pajarito Complex. With music playing from the team’s iPod, students got to work and completed the job in less than 2 hours. Gary and Joan Ahlers, Cindy Lawton, John Hopkins, and David Torres acted as “job foremen.” The soccer players actually the adults for a fun time.

“We have a phenomenal group of girls this year, they work together as a team both on and off the field,” Coach Ahlers said.

Senior Team Cpt. Emily Hopkins said, “This was really fun, I would totally do this again if Mrs. Ahlers can find another project for us to do.”

LAHS Girls Soccer Team paints the handrails at Pajarito Complex as a community service project. Courtesy/LAPS

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