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.
By Don Munsch • [email protected]