Grants Pass H.S. students install historic bell tower on campus

GRANTS PASS, Ore. —Grants Pass High School students installed a historic bell tower, that they built themselves, on-campus Friday. The restoration of the 183-year old bell was done by welding fabrication students.

The group came up with the idea for the project back in October and each submitted ideas. The final design incorporated ideas from all 3 designs.

The welding class even got some support from their Caveman mascots during the installation.

“We just kept talking about how neat it was that we get to bring something that’s probably the oldest thing on this campus by far, and bring it front and center for everybody to see every day and it sounds great,” said Jake Leair, Welding & Fabrication Instructor at the high school.

The team will start on the brickwork around the bell next week.

NBC5 News Reporter Jenna King is a Burbank native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at the U of O, she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through interning with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors, or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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