OGHS, Ashley Furniture raise money for Homes of Hope

LAMAR COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - Some 9th grade students at Oak Grove High School and the folks at Ashley Furniture Home Store have teamed up on an engineering project to raise money for the Homes of Hope for Children.

The students designed and built nearly 50 chairs, made only of cardboard, tape and glue.

For every 150 pounds the chairs held, the furniture store donated $5 to the charity.

The total donation was $920.

"It was really fun to do and I really enjoyed it and I learned a lot," said Raven Sterling, one of the students who worked on the project.

"It taught us very useful traits that could help us later on in life, as far as teamwork and understanding and being patient with other people," said Wit Robinson, another student.

12 of the chairs the students built each held more than 1,000 pounds.

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