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Strumming my six string (made in fourth hour)

Lowell  — After transforming scraps of wood and pieces of metal into handmade guitars, Lowell High School students experimented with chords and strummed away on their instruments. The students used CNC machines, tools and materials in the new guitar-making class to design and build guitars, adding intricate details and creating keepsakes fit for a rockstar. Our video reporter was there to capture it all. 

Explore more unique video stories of students learning, interesting school programs and educators working to help all children succeed.

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Brett Atwood
Brett Atwood
Brett Atwood has worked in broadcast television for nearly six years. Having graduated with a bachelor's degree in TV Production from Ferris State University, he continues to produce promotional and lifestyle content for WOOD TV8, in addition to owning his own freelance video business, Be Heard Productions. Brett has a great love for telling compelling stories in a creative format. He is excited to use his talents in sharing what's happening within our local schools.


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