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Students replace pencils with hammers for class project

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QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -

Some tri-state students replaced pencils with hammers Tuesday as part of a class project.

Students at the Quincy Area Vocational Center are remodeling a home for their construction class.

Students participated in the demolition portion of the project.

Construction teacher Dave Bellis says the class is an opportunity for students to learn practical hands-on career skills if they don't want to pursue traditional college.

"This is a great hands on for kids that once they are done with this class hopefully they will be able to go out to a home builder or remodeler and get a good job with the basics under their belt with the math skills they need," said Bellis. 

The remodeling of the home will be finished next school year, and the class will use the money they make from selling it at auction to build a new home in a future class.

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