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December 20, 2023

Musical Joy: Prairie Ridge Middle School Innovates with 3D-Printed Maracas


Prairie Meadows granted $7,200 to Prairie Ridge, fueling innovation with two 3D printers. This particular art class is utilizing cutting-edge technology for music accessibility. Art teacher Kevin McColley and students, including designers Chad Fox, Gavin Schmidt, and Jack Elliot, use 3D printers to craft maracas, including a special design for special education students. Gavin Schmidt reflects, ‘When you make music, sometimes it brings joy to other people.’ Explore the full story on ABC 5.