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Students Hit a Home Run in Naugatuck

Nearly a dozen students in teacher George Macary’s construction class at Naugatuck High School showed off what they learned in the classroom by repairing rooftops on baseball dugouts in town.

Caption: Naugatuck High School students VanKacy Cuevas, Madison Daly, Steven Hong, and Antoine Sistrunk used the skills they learned in the classroom to help repair dugouts in town.

Caption: Naugatuck High School students VanKacy Cuevas, Madison Daly, Steven Hong, and Antoine Sistrunk used the skills they learned in the classroom to help repair dugouts in town.town.

“It’s a great community service project, and a win-win for everyone,” said Macary, who is also the Naugatuck Teachers’ League President.“The students, many of whom played baseball on the town fields, are giving their time and honing their newly acquired skills to improve the Union City Little League dugouts, giving back to future generations of players.”

Macary said the idea came from colleague and NTL Vice President Charley Marenghi who asked if the students would be willing to fix the rundown rooftops on the dugouts.

“The students were thrilled with the idea and have spent many hours working on the project, which gives them real-world experience and something special to put on their resumes,” he said.

Macary hopes to expand the program and get more students involved in community service projects throughout the year.

Naugatuck High School senior P.J. Murphy cleaned up debris at the Union City Little League Field.

Naugatuck High School senior P.J. Murphy cleaned up debris at the Union City Little League Field.

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