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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Duo uses strength, scraping and sanding to beautify school


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Seniors James Shilts, left, and Rowen Wiederspohn stripped the paint off the benches in the high school quad, sanded and repainted them before reinstalling them. The two chose to beautify the school as part of their senior project.

Senior James Shilts cares about his school so much that it became the focus of his senior project.

Shilts and wrestling teammate Rowen Wiederspohn grappled with the idea of beautifying part of Wrangell High School to satisfy a graduation requirement.

"I was at a wrestling meet in the afternoon (last fall). I was walking outside, and I noticed the benches and how bad they were looking," Shilts said. "The next day, I went and talked to (assistant principal Bob) Davis to see if it was a good enough project." Each senior is required to complete a project their last year.

Davis OK'd the project...

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