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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

All signs of senior project point toward learning

 

March 30, 2022

Courtesy of Winston Davies

Darryl Smith monitors the progress of a milling machine in the high school shop class. For his senior project, Smith used a design program to create U.S. Forest Service road signs. The design files are then fed into the machine, which cuts the designs into wood.

The biggest lesson Darryl Smith has taken away from his high school senior project is the benefit of teaching others - even his teacher.

Smith's project centers on creating signs for the U.S. Forest Service, but it required him to learn and employ woodworking technology that can have long-term benefits for the community.

Ten road signs are being milled by Smith with road names engraved in Tlingit and English. The signs, which are 18-inches high by about four-feet long, will be transported to Kake once completed to be used there.

According to Tory Houser, recreation staff officer with the F...



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