Diman students recently used modern technology to replicate past in the present, in order to create something that will stand well into the future.
Students from Diman’s Building and Property Maintenance program were called upon to help the Westport Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) recreate signs for route 6, but the original 1940s-era signs were so weather-worn that they were rendered almost unreadable.
Because the signs were so battered, Diman students needed to figure out what the signs were supposed to look like. For their time travel, Diman students used Internet research instead of calling on Marty McFly and his Delorean.
The research and work was done by sophomore students, Katelyn Pelletier, Matthew Shaw, Zakery Brito, and Tristen Hannon, and was assisted by their instructor, Michal Berube.
VFW members Joe Aquilia (Vietnam), Bob Ouellette (World War II), and Jean-Louis Clapin (Korea) worked with the students, as well Berube, and Dean of Students Gisele Parent to get the new signs created.
The signs will be positioned near the Fall River border on Route 6 in Westport and at the VFW Post 8502 on 843 State Rd in Westport.