Twelve volunteers from the University of Florida dedicated their spring break last week to Franklin County’s schools. Among them was 2012 Franklin County High School salutatorian Adreenah Wynn, who is now studying graphic design on the Gainesville campus.

Spring was in the air on Tuesday as a half-dozen college students got to work refurbishing the garden at the ABC School under the guidance of Kris Sullivan. The garden was originally installed by the Arts in Medicine program in 2011.

She said a second troupe was busy at the Franklin County School using theatre to address violence issues with fourth grade students.

Brent Banks’ ABC middle school students took time off to help with the digging. The fourth grade chorus put in an appearance to serenade Sullivan and her crew with “Counting Stars.” – By LOIS SWOBODA