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By Mount Vernon News
December 17, 2013 9:43 am EST

 

MOUNT VERNON — Storage space seems to be a perennial problem, but the Transition Mission unit of the Knox Educational Service Center was happy to face the challenge. Thanks to the donation of assessment tools and materials from another program, Transition Mission needed extra space in the career development lab to organize and safely store the acquisitions.

Students traveled to Lowe’s to survey options for lumber and cement blocks to build a full wall’s length shelving unit. Even with Transition Mission students providing all labor and hauling, the cost of materials alone was a sizable figure.

Then Mount Vernon High School got involved. Head teacher John Frye connected the KCESC coordinator Nancy Gregg with Industrial Technology teacher Mike Pozderac and his fourth-period students to help design and then construct the sturdiest possible structure.

Brainstorming sessions helped provide collaborative experiences for each group of students, utilizing extra skills, muscle and woodworking expertise. Pozderac’s class agreed to help the transition students learn to sand the lumber smooth for safer handling and to create a professionally finished product.

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