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Middle school TSA students aid reconstruction of maritime park

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Above, St. Clare Walker TSA students, front from left, Jack Ruark, Brooke Daniel, Tyler Radabaugh and Cole Radabaugh, share ideas with Deltaville Maritime Museum officials, back from left, Marvin Tiller and Bill Powell.

by Brooke Daniel
and Tyler Radabaugh

As St. Clare Walker (SCW) Middle School TSA (Technology Student Association) club members are proceeding to the state competition in Richmond, they have taken on a construction challenge to help meet the needs of the community.

While considering a local community service group to assist, SCW TSA students decided the Deltaville Maritime Museum would be a great choice because of its crucial needs during its reconstruction. The Deltaville Maritime Museum suffered a major loss on July 18, 2012 when a catastrophic fire destroyed buildings and many of the museum’s artifacts.

On Sunday, March 17, SCW TSA students interviewed Deltaville Maritime Museum vice president Bill Powell and newly-appointed park director Marvin Tiller to discuss the areas of concern, and how the students could assist in the reconstruction process by donating time, effort, and proposing creative ways to improve the park.

The SCW TSA club members decided to help the Deltaville Maritime Museum by using the St. Clare Walker Tech Ed Department’s CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) router to make signage, maps, and other resourceful utilities for the park. Students will consider the information and ideas expressed during the interview.

On Saturday, March 23, the students will present the designs to Bill Powell and Marvin Tiller for approval. After this preliminary approval, the students will then offer their ideas to the executive board of the museum. The creation of the signs and other projects is contingent upon the confirmation of the committee.

The SCW TSA club and Deltaville Maritime Museum will continue to keep the public updated on this ongoing process. TSA club members involved are: Kenneth Beam, Brooke Daniel, Jack Graulich, Chloe Hodges, Kevin Horton, Andrew Hudson, Jeffrey Jones, Jerry Lindsey, Cole Radabaugh, Tyler Radabaugh, Jack Ruark, and SCW TSA advisor Matthew Short.

To donate directly to the Deltaville Maritime Museum, please call 776-7200.

posted 03.20.2013

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