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Roma High Students Construct Bench to Offer Aid to Fellow STC Students

A big thanks goes to the students in Roel Miranda’s Construction Technology Class at Roma High School for constructing a new bench for use by students waiting to catch the bus to South Texas College outside the Roma ISD Administration Building. The project was pitched to Mr. Miranda by the Roma ISD Police Department to provide a safer place for STC students to wait for the bus every day.

“Currently there is nowhere for them to go, except to stand just near the street and that provides a risk to the students because they might accidently trip and fall into an oncoming car with all the traffic that comes through with the school zone,” explained Roma ISD Police Chief Benjamin Gonzalez Jr. “Mr. Miranda and the students were very excited about this project and jumped on board. They did a fine job and we know this will be a great benefit to our community.”
A portion of the bench was designated to honor police officers across the nation for their service. It was painted black with the signature horizontal blue line representing solidarity with law enforcement agencies and their role in the community.
“The way I look at it, these South Texas College students were once our Roma High students too and this was just something we were happy to do to help our alumni stay focused on their goals and make life a little better,” expressed Mr. Miranda. “And someday, some of the kids that helped make that bench might be using it. You never know. It was a good learning experience for the kids and I know it taught them valuable lessons in many ways.”

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