Family builds desks for students

by | Jan 28, 2021 | Latest

A request made at the Wy­lie Way Christmas toy col­lection event in December turned into a family project that benefited local school children.

The Ames family turned their love of engineering into a project to help students in Wylie ISD, as Scott Ames, wife Lymari and sons Patrick and Emilio recently built 15 wooden desks to donate to students. Lymari said 100 stu­dents requested desks for their homes during the Wylie Way Christmas event. Scott teach­es math at McMillan Junior High School while Lymari is the Wylie Education Founda­tion board president, and they thought making desks would be a fun family project.

“In order for a student to be successful in the class­room or at home, they need the proper supplies, and the desks these days are import­ant,” Lymari said.

With the sons home from college during winter break – Patrick attends Texas Tech while Emilio attends the Uni­versity of Houston, and both are mechanical engineering students – the family went to work on the desks, enjoying spending time together and ultimately giving back to the community.

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By Don Munsch[email protected]

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