Dekalb Eastern Schools Public Relations & Marketing
INformed, INvolved, and IN THE SPOTLIGHT
WHO: Eliza Janes, Senior, 17; Caitlain Maldeney, Senior, 18; Madison Fiig, Senior, 17
WHAT: Non-traditional Eastside High School female students in predominantly male vocational programs: Welding (EJ); Auto-Body (CM), Marine Mechanics (MF)
WHERE: The Impact Institute located in Kendallville.
WHEN: For the past 2 years, as Junior and Seniors.
BIGGEST CHALLENGE: Learning everything 824706 welding in general (EJ); Getting the perfect paint job (CM); Shrink-wrapping and using the torch (MF)
GREATEST EXPERIENCE: Learning to do things she never thought she could do (EJ); Never knew she had the skill to paint (CM); Fixing an engine by herself (MF)
NOW WHAT: Eliza is considering becoming a marine welder, if not welding is still a good skill to have (EJ); Caitlain took auto-body vocational because it builds a good resume for the future (CM); Madison would like to do marine mechanics as a side income as she believes it’s a good skill to have (MF)