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Rockwood students aid annual Scarecrow Festival

Rockwood’s Geometry in Construction class built bases for Eureka’s Scarecrow Festival as a way to support the community.
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It’s been a longstanding tradition held by Eureka citizens to design and display handmade scarecrows around town. 

This year, a group of Geometry in Construction students at Rockwood’s Individualized Learning Center are partnering with the Eureka Chamber of Commerce to lend a hand in the chamber’s annual Eureka Scarecrow Festival.

Teacher Thomas Beckmeyer explained that the students constructed bases for the scarecrows, which are on display all around Eureka through Oct. 31. 

“We’ve made about 15,” student Joey Belcher said. 

Beckmeyer said he thought the scarecrow festival would be “a great opportunity for our kids to give back to the community.”

“It’s a fun project and a cool way for our kids to be involved,” Beckmeyer said. “It’s a good way to teach the kids the basic tools, and this gives them confidence and hands-on experience.”

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