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Neena Milton rocks the boat!

Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 3:30 am

By Emma Leedy of the Leader |

neena-miltonForget Noah, Neena Milton is building a boat.

Milton, a senior at Chimacum High School, takes two periods of woodshop every day. She started taking woodshop for the first time last year after moving to Port Hadlock from San Antonio, Texas.

With a free period in her schedule, she wanted to take an art class but the class was too full. Milton started looking for alternatives that would be similar to an art class and stumbled upon woodshop.

“I saw woodshop and I decided, oh, well, that’s interesting, plus it’s more physical work than anything,” said Milton, 18.

She tried it out and sure enough, she liked it.

Milton sees it as a great way to keep herself busy and enjoys “just being able to make things and make some interesting objects.”

She now navigates the woodshop like a pro, measuring and cutting pieces of wood for her boat at her own discretion, with little instruction from her teacher, Todd Miller, but it wasn’t always easy.

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