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EAST Students Utilize Technology in Community Service Project

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Mansfield freshmen, Cole Smith and Harlie Fuller, finalized a community service project at the Mansfield Police Department on Wednesday evening, February 3. The culmination of their hard work, an oversized, custom blue thin line flag with a touch of hometown pride, now on display at the police department.

EAST (education accelerated by service and technology) Classroom instructor Annette Smith oversaw the project. The technology class inspires students to plan and develop their own community service projects.

EAST Classroom students with their instructor, Annette Smith

“Chief Robb requested a design for the front lobby wall that embodied the heart of Mansfield and its police department,” shared Smith. “The two students used the software program Inkscape, along with Google Drawings, to make the design.”

After creating the design, the talented ninth-graders set out to find a suitable material for the project. “They decided on PhotoTex, which is a polyester peel and stick fabric that can be removed and reused multiple times,” added Smith. “They  contacted Walter Gierlach, Jr., President of the USA division of Phototex, and he not only donated the material for the mural, but did the printing also.”

Cole Smith and Harlie Fuller prepare the mural for hanging

Chief Robb was pleased with the outcome of the project and was appreciative of the student’s efforts and hard work.

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