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October 4, 2017

Boy Scout builds playground for special-needs kids

  • Wesley Lawson needed a year to plan it, but only three days — and 30 volunteers — to build it.
    The Daily Herald

    LAKE STEVENS, Snohomish County — Special education students at Lake Stevens Middle School have a new place to hang out this fall, thanks to a year of work by a local Boy Scout.

    Wesley Lawson started designing a playground at the school for his Eagle Scout project when he was 13. Staff had been considering how to make use of an open courtyard on the south end of campus, by classrooms where students with special needs spend their entire school day.

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