08/31/15 - 7:48am
Like any average recess in early autumn, Nikiski North Star Elementary School students were playing tetherball, mastering the swing set and racing across the soccer fields Friday, after lunch.
Almost smack dab in the middle of the blacktop, situated on a grassy knoll, Abby White and Emery Quick sat down to take a rest on an anything-but-average bench. It was the Buddy Bench.
It was the friend’s first time using the special place to sit down, and it won’t be the only time.