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High Street model is at the library

Two homeschoolers chronicle roadwork

  • A home-school project shows a scale model of the High Street construction, on display at the Greenville library.
  • A home-school project shows a scale model of the High Street construction, on display at the Greenville library.
  • A home-school project shows a scale model of the High Street construction, on display at the Greenville library.

GREENVILLE — After spending three years hearing about the blocked-off road on High Street, seventh graders Joseph Broulliette of Greenville and Dominic Dow of Gilsum decided to make a study of the project as part of their home-school curriculum.

The two spent time pouring over engineering plans, reviewing minutes from Select Board meetings, going over newspaper clippings, and speaking to construction workers stabilizing the slope, all in order to write a report on the project and build a model of the site as it appeared during the construction phase of the project. When it was completed, the model went on display at the Chamberlin Free and Public Library.

The project was to look at the project from a science and engineering perspective, Joseph said in a phone interview Monday. Joseph’s mother, Karen Broulliette, said that Joseph has always been interested in building things and figuring out how they work. Since they family had been passing by the construction site often, they decided to make it a learning opportunity. Joseph teamed up with Dominic Dow, whom he meets once a week in a home-school cooperative, for the project.

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