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The club then went to Sprocket, where maker educator Roger Riquelme showed students how to create a keychain fob using computer-aided design and the 3-D printer available at the area.

Students wrote their names, emojis or designs onto a screen template, then sent the design to the 3-D printer for the finished product.

Several of the students said it was their first foray into CAD.

"I would like to do this as a hobby," freshman Autumn Sloan said. "It's really fun."

Computer-aided design and art will be among the many courses taught in the Innovation Hub, along with engineering, carpentry, welding and automotive technology.

PTHS librarian Beth Wyant said the book club reads two books a semester.

"The book we're reading is about social media shaming," she said. "That's why we spoke to (Holland) earlier. We try to do a field trip that relates to our book in some way."
Photo caption: Sprocket maker educator Roger Riquelme helps Paducah Tilghman High School book club members create a keychain fob on a computer screen. Learning to create with computer-aided design are (from left) freshman Autumn Sloan, senior Bianca Sloan, and senior Stephanie Chamberlain. Photo credit: David Snow 

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