WINONA, Minn. – An industrial tech teacher, Jerry Benedict, has been awarded a $5,000 Winona Public Schools Foundation grant for an in-school store for his students to sell products they create. Benedict’s high school students design and build hand-crafted items from wood, metal and plexiglass with the software program Fusion 360 and a laser engraver. “Students will assist in the creation of a catalog of products that will be offered to students, the Winona school district, parents and the community,” Benedict said. “Students will learn how to fulfill orders and requests, cost analysis and make calls to place and fill orders with real customers.”

Benedict. Grant from Foundation’s Dare to Dream project.