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For a group of students at Dauphin County Technical School, it was a glimpse into their professional future.

It was a chance to not only plan and design landscape ideas, but present them, just as they will when they enter the business world after graduation. They presented landscape plans to be used in conjunction with the 250th anniversary of Linglestown in 2015.

"In our sketch we decided not to go with many plants because it could be a maintenance expense," explained masonry student Sofia Tadych, while presenting her group's plans to members of the anniversary committee and the Colonial Park Rotary Club.

The project centers around a new town clock to be installed at Linglestown Square. Students from the school's masonry and ornamental horticulture classes submitted three plans involving a patio of commemorative bricks at the base of the clock and surrounding landscape. Earlier in the fall, the students visited the site, taking pictures and measurements for their designs. With every plan presented, there was a sense of community pride among the students.

"People will look back on it someday and I'll be able to say 'I did that!' I was part of this," beamed ornamental horticulture student Michael Beers. In the process of planning and presenting their plans, the students say they learned from each other.

"We all kind of worked together as a team and we just put all of our ideas into one," said Tadych. "So, one would do this and another would do that."

The anniversary committee and the sponsoring Colonial Park Rotary were impressed with what they saw and heard.

"Particularly, we like the fact that they were able to take all the ideas that had been presented and bring them together in a way that is not going to be just a clock stuck in the square," said Rotary member Lowman Henry.

From here, the committee will choose a plan and move the project forward to reality.

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