VMHS students sprang into action to fill a need during quarantine

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Veterans Memorial High School students were extremely busy during the COVID-19 quarantine. Lucas Dovalina, Marco Rivera and Eduardo Lucio collectively started making face shields for first responders, an idea that was sparked from a conversation that Dovalina had with his mom.

“It all started with my mom. She works in the front lines as a therapist in a nursing home. She needed Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and I knew we could help all first responders. We saw a need and really wanted to help out and give back.”

The trio started making face shields a process that took 2 hours to make just one face shield in the 3D printer. Dovalina, Rivera, and Lucio were also asked to make 40 face shields for the Mission CISD Nursing department. An order that took several days to fulfill due to the process taking a while to complete. They have also been involved in making over 1,500 ear savers for the masks for first responders.

These students saw a need in the community and decided to give back. They used their skills and talents they acquired through their courses as well as Patriot Engineering to develop and produce PPE. During a time when there was a high level of uncertainty this trio sprang into action. Mission CISD thanks them for their help in providing the nursing department with the face shields.

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