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Boardman teachers use grant to build new disc golf course

“The nine-hole course will be used by our students but will also be open to the Boardman community,” physical education teacher Danielle Siembida said.
Boardman Glenwood disc golf course
Boardman Glenwood Junior High School music teacher Mike Shevock and his daughter, Carly, assemble the disk golf baskets at the new disc golf course located near the school. (Contributed photo)

BOARDMAN — A group of Boardman Glenwood Junior High School teachers teamed up to win a $2,700 national grant from the GPD Group Employees’ Foundation to build a new disc golf course.  

Glenwood technology teacher Tim Harker and science teacher Eric Diefenderfer assembled the crew of teachers, administrators and maintenance staff who spent a few days over spring break building the Spartan Disc Golf Course, which is located near the school.  

“We are so excited about this project,” physical education teacher Danielle Siembida said in a news release. “The nine-hole course will be used by our students but will also be open to the Boardman community.”

Though the community is invited to use the course, access will be limited.

“We ask only that people yield to students after school hours,” physical education teacher Chuck Schiffhauer said. “Disc golf will be closed to the public during the school day when PE classes are using it and during cross country events.”