September 17, 2019, New Berlin, PA – As part of the learning process at SUN Area Technical Institute, classes are encouraged to give back to their communities. One way the Masonry class has been giving back is to volunteer their time and their talents to support local American Legions. Over the summer, the Masonry Class purchased molds for concrete stones featuring each of the military branches.  Middle and High School Students attending the Summer Camp in June were able to be the first students to create these stones imprinted with the military emblems. This week, the stones poured during the summer were coated with a sealant and the 2020 Masonry Class along with their instructor, Ryan Swinehart, presented Richard Chalmers, American Legion District Post Commander and American Legion Post 182 Officer, with the sealed concrete stones to be donated to American Legion Post 182 in Lewisburg. “Students learn the technique used to pour concrete in silicon molds and they also learn the value of giving back to their communities,” said Mr. Swinehart, Masonry Instructor, adding “it is important that we thank our veterans and that we teach our young people to do what we can for others in our community. It is great when we can teach the skills and that the local American Legions get something in return.”

Pictured: (back row) Kory Derr, Isaiah Harris, Dylan Sechrist, Richard Mull, Devin Yost, Richard Chalmers, Arin Greak, Molina Rhoads, Chandler Thone, Mr. Swinehart, Angela Spotts; (front row) Austen Lloyd, Gabriel Regester, Donivan Willard, Corbin Snyder, Deven Doane