Utopia students learn math, sewing

Ashley McDonald

Utopia High School journalism

Having 32 operational sewing machines may not be the norm for many families, but it’s business as usual for the Keeneys. It started with Utopia High School math teacher Jennifer Keeney, who watched her mom sewing while growing up.

Keeney started to incorporate sewing into her math classes at the end of the spring semester in 2014.

“Because we don’t have a home economics class, I thought it would be a good idea to teach the kids how to thread a needle and how to use a basic sewing machine,” Keeney said. “Also, hopefully to instill a love of sewing in the students.”


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