It’s not often you see 70 high school sophomores beaming with pride over an English class project. However, at the Beck Center for the Arts on Feb. 6, you couldn’t miss the smiles on the faces of the students in Sean Wheeler’s American Literature class as they proudly displayed the results of their project: handmade chairs or WikiSeats.

The students in Lakewood High School’s 2.0 program were at the Beck to exhibit their work from “The WikiSeat Project.” The project required the students to design and build a chair by hand. The unique learning experience called for students to engage in ideas surrounding design concepts, the experiential learning cycle, and the works of Ralph Waldo Emerson. The LHS students are the first high school in the country to tackle the project.

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