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VMS STEM prints 3D whistles for WCSO


Vernon
Middle SchoolÂ’s Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
elective class found a creative way to help law enforcement officers
. The class 3D printed emergency whistles and donated them to the Washington County SheriffÂ’s Office.
 

Looking
for a way to show their support for the school resource officers, the
class came up with the idea according to student Gabriel Holden.
 

 “We wanted to find a fun way to support our school resource officers that help us,” said Holden.  

The project started small to help the SRO’s but morphed into a much larger project with students designing and printing 65 emergency whistles, one for every deputy on staff at WCSO. 

STEM teacher, Troy Rackley, says he loves that his students are helping others with what they have learned in his class. “They have learned so much about 3D design and printing this year,” said Rackley. “I love seeing them put these skills to use to help others. What better way than to help the officers that help us every day.” 

Sheriff Kevin Crews and the SRO’s from both Vernon Middle and Vernon High Schools, met with the students on November 2, where they were presented with the whistles.