Red Oak Middle School eighth-graders Joseph Brake, 14, right, and Ashlee Brackett, 13, center, attach an engine component made of Lego bricks as Rocky Mount Middle School eighth-grader Keimia Simms, 14, examines a similar part Wednesday while helping construct a Lego version of a QSK95 diesel engine at Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant. The Lego replica engine is one-third of the size of the diesel engine produced at Cummins.
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Red Oak Middle School eighth-graders Joseph Brake, 14, right, and Ashlee Brackett, 13, center, attach an engine component made of Lego bricks as Rocky Mount Middle School eighth-grader Keimia Simms, 14, examines a similar part Wednesday while helping construct a Lego version of a QSK95 diesel engine at Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant. The Lego replica engine is one-third of the size of the diesel engine produced at Cummins.

Cummins encourages young engineers

By John Henderson

Staff Writer

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Cummins Rocky Mount Engine Plant Manager Calvin Ballance wondered if he might be looking at future employees as he watched local middle school students Wednesday excitedly piece together a Lego replica of a diesel engine that the company manufactures.

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