Irving 6th grader uses prosthesis made by high school students – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth


There’s something good going on at Irving’s ISD, which proves that teamwork makes the dream come true.

Khen Hoih is in sixth grade at De Zavala middle school. The district recently tweeted a video of Hoih playing the violin at a school board meeting. An incredible feat for Hoih considering he uses the aid of a musical prosthesis to play his instrument. The prosthesis was created by local high school students.

“It was created by engineering students from Nimitz High School. Christian Eraza, Americo Guerrero, Julian Jimenez and Anthony Daigle are all seniors [and made this happen]”, communications and marketing coordinator Erika Pedroza said in a statement. “Khen was born without the lower half of his left arm and asked the orchestra if he could join, to follow in the footsteps of his older siblings. The students of Nimitz High School made it possible.”

Their creation was born from the lessons they learned in engineering class.

“This design team implemented the engineering design process and, after drafting and drawing by hand, used computer programs such as AutoCAD, Inventor and Cura to create three prototypes, each incorporating Khen’s feedback,” Pedroza said. the application of lessons in the classroom.”

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