LETTER: Hands-on, GHS boys showed what they learn in metal tech

To Ozaukee Press:

I want to send out a special thank you to Grafton High School metal tech teacher Mike Dodge.

Mike and two independent study students, Nick Franzen and Dustin Jones, did a fantastic job on repairing and upgrading my old snow mobile and gardening trailer.

This trailer was my dad’s and has been in use for over 35 years.

The floor was getting pretty rusty; fenders were falling off and the wooden sides were looking pretty bad.

The young men working on this project were up to the challenge and excited about doing a project of this type.

After all their work on the trailer floor, the trailer looks like new and is much safer to drive on the road. I have hauled mulch and garden waste several times since its repair and am really happy with how it looks, rides and works.

The Grafton community is truly fortunate to have students and faculty like Mr. Dodge.

We need to get more students like Dustin and Nick in the metal tech program.

Skills that they learn in this program are really needed in our society because not all students who go for a four-year degree can get a job after graduation, while this skilled labor is really in demand with a successful career ahead.

Thanks again to the students and their teacher for the great job. I’ve told many people about the great tech area GHS has.

Dave Antoine


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