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An aluminum windmill for the community of Alta

Friday, October 13, 2000

The twelve students participating in the class gathered pop cans from the school's study hall and began stringing them all together.

"This is an annual project and a real learning process," Ducommun said. "There have been a few snags, but it's going very well. This group is amazing and they come up with some really good ideas."

The students have taken all the pop tabs off the cans and are donating them to the Ronald McDonald house, in order to help families in need.

The cans are strung together and then glued to wooden legs that stand approximately 8 feet tall. The legs are made out of all different kinds of pop cans. The project is quite colorful with Pepsi, Sprite, Coke, Dr. Pepper and others being displayed.

The students will soon begin starting on the blades, which will make the windmill measure 14 feet tall.

"They have talked about using only Pepsi or only Coke cans for the blades to give it some kind of pattern," Ducommun said. "This is a very little cost project and the students are having fun doing it."

Read the rest of this article in the 10/14 Pilot Tribune.

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