On Friday, May 31, Middle School students carried on the community service initiative brought to Princeton Academy by alumnus Chase Quijano '18 last year. Chase's project was brought to life through the guidance of Director of Technology Ray Shay and with the help of other Middle School student volunteers.
Students in Middle School gathered in Hawk Hall to construct prosthetic hands for those in need using 3D-printed parts. This student-led initiative is a true example of Sacred Heart in action and specifically speaks to Goal III, a social awareness which impels to action.
Our second annual Build-a-Thon was inspired by e-NABLE, a global volunteer organization of people who 3D print and donate prosthetic hands. The e-NABLE community has developed a collection of different 3D-printable assistive devices that are free for download and fabrication. For some families, purchasing prosthetic hands for their growing child is a huge financial burden and 3D printing is helping to ease this burden.