March 16, 2017 THS PLTW Students Design Custom Jacket for Fellow Student
This evening we are recognizing a special group of Timberland High School students in Crystal Green’s Project Lead the Way Biomedical Innovations class. Lexi Balogh, Molly Benne, Nicholas Engelbrecht and Michael Schmidt had a project assignment to design an innovative product that solves a problem and reached out to Timberland staff for ideas. Sherry Miller, an instructional assistant who works closely with Timberland junior Zach Blakemore, shared that Zach struggles with putting on a jacket, a daily routine that some people think nothing of, but for Zach it can be time consuming. So Lexi, Molly, Michael and Nicholas went to work and designed a custom jacket for Zach. This is another great example of the hands-on real world applications of our Project Lead the Way curriculum, as well as the skill and compassion of our students and staff. We love to share when student projects come full circle and make a difference in the lives of fellow students or staff members.
Ryan Dean from KSDK Channel 5 aired the story just this week and I would like to share that now…
Unfortunately Michael had to work this evening, but I would like to introduce and recognize Lexi, Molly and Nick…as well as their teacher Crystal Green, along with Sherry Miller…and Zach and his father Todd are here as well.