PFLA Welding Students Use Skills to Benefit Classmate

     Published on 4/30/21   Tagged under:    District News    Henninger High School    PFLA   

PFLA Student Zyair welds a classmate's bicycle.Two Promising Futures Leadership Academy (PFLA) welding students have been putting their welding skills to use, fabricating a special item for a Henninger classmate.
Jacob Potter, a student at Henninger, had an adult tricycle at home but was unable to ride. The problem? Jacob has Down Syndrome and needed a bike seat that wouldn’t move back and forth when he rode. Sara Cole, a Henninger Special Education teacher, mentioned this to PFLA welding instructor Todd Schober, and his students were eager to help.
“We’ve been modifying a seat for the trike from an old chair,” PFLA senior George Crossman explained. “We came up with an idea to customize a bigger seat so Jacob wouldn't slide off anymore. I like welding because I like building stuff and being creative. I’ve learned how to use tools and machines and skills that I can use for the rest of my life. It feels good helping someone in need!”

“Jacob is thrilled that his bike is being worked on,” Ms. Cole said. “He asks me daily how his bike is coming along!”
#SCSDGivesThanks to these career ready welding students for using their skills to help others!