Local high school students create 3D toys for kids at Ronald McDonald House


It’s beginning to look a lot like Santa’s workshop in a classroom at Mesa Ridge High School.

About 10 students in the Engineering Club are perfecting their 3D printing skills while also putting smiles on the faces of kiddos this holiday season.

“We’ve been privileged with all this stuff in this room, which is really cool. So we wanted to make sure we weren’t taking advantage of it and were giving back to the community,” said Joseph Hunter.

Hunter and other students plan to print about 50 toys, including trains, rocket ships, castles, and pirate ships for kids at the Ronald McDonald House.

“It feels good, it feel good to know that you are helping someone out,” said Logan Johnston.

These little elves will be on the nice list for sure.

“Being able to give back to the community makes us feel really good, because it just give you a scene of warmth inside knowing that you did something good,” said Hunter.

These students are staying after school every day this week to help children who are critically ill and their families who need a little holiday cheer this time of year.

The group plans to deliver the toys on Friday, Dec. 22.    

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