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Second grader gets special help from students at Muskegon Area Career Tech Center

A second grader is getting extra help in the classroom, thanks to the creativity of others.

Payton Hunter has mobile and visual disabilities. 

While she spends all of her day in general education at Oehrli Elementary School in Montague, Payton also needs a document camera and an iPad to see her teacher. 

Unfortunately, Payton impairments make it difficult to reposition her camera to focus. But now, thanks to students Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, it's no longer an issue. 

The students built a special camera that she can operate all on her own.

The students met with Payton throughout the process so that she could provide feedback on their progress on two different prototypes.

"It's an opportunity that we really couldn't have missed," Mona Shores senior, Jackson Huizenga told 13 ON YOUR SIDE. "We were originally working on a go-cart, but when this project came up -- it's something you can't just put aside if it changes someone's life. It's a bigger deal than you think."

Payton was excited and very grateful with her new set up. 

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