Class of 2016: PTLW class prepares to engineer their futures – 4 days

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Class of 2016: PTLW class prepares to engineer their futures – 4 days

EDD seniors pose with an isometric four.

EDD seniors pose with an isometric four.

Grace Weaver

EDD seniors pose with an isometric four.

Grace Weaver

Grace Weaver

EDD seniors pose with an isometric four.

by Hannah Haught, Editor

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With only four days of school left the EDD (Engineering Development and Design) class is still hard at work, wrapping up their final projects and concluding four years of hard work in the PLTW program.

Project Lead The Way, or PLTW for short, is a technology education program centered around project-based learning. EDD (Engineering Development and Design is the fifth and last class in the program. Their biggest project of the year was finding an everyday problem and designing an object that would provide a solution to it. This is because problem solving is one of the main aspects of engineering, so through this project and others in the class the students were able to get a realistic feel for what having a job in the engineering field is really like.

Senior class member, Ben Plugge said, “PLTW has been extremely helpful to me. It has been something that I can get invested in throughout high school, and it has taught me lessons that I have been able to use in multiple aspects of my life.”

“The most important lesson that I have learned from PLTW is how to be a leader and how to work with people in a group to accomplish a common goal,” he said.

After PLTW, Plugge says that he plans to learn more about architecture through college and internships and eventually make it his profession.

“I am going to miss the friends that I have made throughout high school and the teachers that I have had. But I feel much more prepared for college classes that I will take, both dealing with engineering and other subjects, now that I have taken the Project Lead The Way courses.”

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