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March 9, 2017

Mentoring program at Oregon high school pairs wood shop students with fourth-graders

  • Younger students get a taste of woodworking while older students improve their skills through teaching.
    The News-Review

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    Sutherlin High School freshman Jake Merrifield helps West Intermediate School fourth-grader Brayden Shaver build a stool at the SHS wood shop.

    SUTHERLIN, Ore. — The smell of saw dust filled the air as drills were buzzing and saws were cutting in Oregon's Sutherlin High School wood shop class. High school students were mentoring West Intermediate School fourth-graders to help them build personalized step stools.

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