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Lima Senior High students build ramp for peer

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This morning a group of Lima Senior construction trade students began work on a handicap ramp outside the home of their fellow classmate, Blake Cowan. This morning a group of Lima Senior construction trade students began work on a handicap ramp outside the home of their fellow classmate, Blake Cowan.
Anyone looking to donate to the project is encouraged to contact Lima Senior's Career Tech office at 419-996-3060. Anyone looking to donate to the project is encouraged to contact Lima Senior's Career Tech office at 419-996-3060.

This year one Lima Senior High School student will be getting an early Christmas present that will totally change his life.

This morning a group of Lima Senior construction trade students began work on a handicap ramp outside the home of their fellow classmate, Blake Cowan. The idea for the ramp began shortly after Cowan received a new motorized chair. The idea for the project came from Lima Senior teacher that thought it would be a great fit for the construction trade students.

“I think it’s always good for students to do community service-type work,” said Chuck Chiow, Lima Senior high construction trades teacher. “It builds that character and that piece that they don’t get from the other class. Not that they don’t teach some of that, but this is hands-on type stuff and they get the real-life situation in this.”

Although it's hard work the students were happy to participate in a project that helps one of their fellow Spartans.

“We are doing it to help someone who needs the ramp,” said Jawan Anderson, a Lima Senior high student. “So they don’t have to do all the other stuff to get in the house. We could just build the ramp to help him. We’re helping with the community too and we’re taking off the stress of the real big construction people that does stuff like this.”

The project is expected to be finished within the next couple of weeks. Anyone looking to donate to the project is encouraged to contact Lima Senior's Career Tech office at 419-996-3060.

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