Every year at Mariposa County High School, each senior completes a senior project.
This could be anything from fundraisers to holding a drama performance to beautifying the school campus.
MCHS senior Matthew Jordan decided he wanted to think big.
“The school left an impact on me so I want to leave an impact on it,” said Jordan.
Along with some help from student Wyatt Perry, Jordan constructed a new fence at Croft Court, which is a courtyard area in the middle of the school. This area is sometimes used for FFA meetings and other special gatherings.
“Our teacher, Garret Rowley, brought it up, and I thought it would be a good senior project to leave my mark on the school,” Jordan said.
Jordan said it was “hard” work, requiring 77 hours in total. Jordan and Perry welded the metal fence posts, dug the area where the fence was inserted and did much more, all the while being overseen by Rowley.
The fence features two six-feet gates that swing open.
Jordan said MCHS received a grant from the Mariposa Historical Society to cover the costs of the project.
Jordan plans to attend the Universal Technical Institute near Chicago, to study automotive and diesel mechanics.
He will be leaving in October.