BOCES students make repairs to popper at Medina library

Staff Reports Posted 1 June 2016 at 12:00 am

Provided photo – Tim Moriarity, left, of Roy-Hart and and Jon Lambert of Newfane helped get the popper working at Lee-Whedon Memorial Library in Medina. 

Press Release, Orleans/Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – When the popcorn machine at Medina’s Lee-Whedon Memorial Library stopped working, one of the employees suggested calling Orleans/Niagara BOCES to see if students could fix it.

“I guess her husband went to the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center to the Electricity program and thought we could help out,” said teacher Bill Leggett.

The students learn electronics and PLC programming their junior year and then residential and electrical construction their senior year so they were able to use their skills to fix the problem.

Luckily the students found the problem quickly and were able to get it back into operation that day.

“Of course we had to test it to make sure it worked properly,” laughed Mr. Leggett.