High Schoolers Get Hands-On Experience Building Dugouts For Nearby School

Baseball & Glove

WAKEFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Baseball players at a Middlesex County High School have fellow students at another area high school to thank for their new dugouts.

Juniors and Seniors at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School are rolling up their sleeves and getting hands-on experience by building two dugouts.

The new dugouts are at a new baseball field at North Reading High School.

"It's a great project for the students, they’re getting real world experience and they're working outside in the elements just like carpenters would do everyday," said Head of the Carpentry Shop at Northeast Metro Rich McGinnis.

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He said this experience is a much better teaching opportunity than learning in the shop.

Senior Gloria Lanzi said it has been chilly working outdoors, but they're learning a lot of valuable lessons.

"We've learned a lot about how to make sure things don't topple over in the wind and about weather resistance by using different kinds of bolts and screws to make sure this is structurally sound," said Lanzi.

The dugouts are expected to be completed in time for the upcoming spring baseball season.

WBZ NewsRadio's Kim Tunnicliffe (@KimWBZ) Reports

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