Birchwood playground

Sixth grader Kathryn D'Amato-Neff cheers from her perch atop the monkey bars at Birchwood. D'Amato Neff was an "honorary fifth grader" invited to the ribbon cutting because her class graduated to middle school without a playground. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart

Sixth grader Kathryn D’Amato-Neff cheers from her perch atop the monkey bars at Birchwood. D’Amato Neff was an “honorary fifth grader” invited to the ribbon cutting because her class graduated to middle school without a playground. Photo: Rebecca Isenhart