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High School Students Use Bikes to Make a Difference

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C.M.Russell high school students played an important role in the final product of Giant Springs Elementary School; one that could even be used by their kids and generations to come.

Roughly 30 C.M.Russell high schoolers worked together on welding the bike racks and benches for the new Giant Springs Elementary School.

Taking less than a combined total of 24 hours, the bike racks were completed in just a few short weeks. 

However, the benches took about a year of hard-work, totaling close to a combined 60 hours of labor. 

Giant Springs Elementary students say that the bike racks have been very helpful, and without them, they wouldn't be able to ride their bikes to school.

It's for this very reason C.M.Russell high school students say that this project was much more than just a school elective. 

"It was just a project that would do something for others, I figured, you know, why not," says Orion McKinney, a senior at C.M.Russell High school. 

Many of the students say that while the projects taught them valuable skills in the trade, the biggest lesson was in patience.

Several of the students say after graduation, they hope to pursue a trade related to the field of welding.