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Community volunteer Jim Burke, center, shows students in the arts and crafts Innovation Zone group at Doddridge County High School how to make a dreamcatcher. The students and their teacher, from left, are Gloria Tichnell, Summer Reedy, Michelle Sole, Lauren Lunemann and Taylor Hart.
Faith Slack, center, hands out deer steak with homemade barbeque sauce to her classmates in the culinary group at Doddridge County High School. The group is part of the Innovation Zone project funded by the state Board of Education.
Dan Daquilante, left, supervises students as they unload bags of cement to use in the production of concrete flower basins for the front of Doddridge County High School The students are participating in the Innovation Zone project funded by the state Board of Education.
Skylar Hickman, from left, Jake Ash and J.D. Edgell wire the starter for a Go-Kart at Doddridge County High School. Work on the project was delayed several times due to a lack of parts, but students completed a fully functional vehicle to be displayed to the community during the Innovation Zone showcase this evening.
More than 10 students from Doddridge County High School helped assemble a working Go-Kart as part of the Innovation Zone project funded by the state Board of Education. All students at the high school have been participating in vocational activities every other Friday afternoon since January.
Innovation Zone has brought an entirely new learning style to Doddridge County High School. Every other Friday the school runs on a two hour early dismissal schedule when students separate into different groups to learn new skills from teachers and community volunteers. Video by WVU Uncovered.