AMORY - Seniors in the Metal Trades II class at the Amory High School Vocational Center have left their mark for years to come.
Through a community service project, the class, instructed by Mr. Robert Smith, took strips of steel and turned them into ornate door signs that will hang over the doors inside the recently renovated Monroe County Circuit Courthouse. The students cut the steel into required lengths, bent angles and made scrolls. They then welded the pieces together for the sign and cut pieces that will hang from the sign where the sign text will appear.
The class crafted about 10 signs which were then painted by John Ward of JHW Studio.
Ward said the project was totally crafted in Monroe County. "You won't see 'Made in China' anywhere on these signs," he said.
Visitors to the courthouse in Aberdeen will soon see the signs hanging from above doors at the Circuit Court Office, Courtroom, Witness Room and other areas that needed marked for the public.