In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Justin Reinmuth traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana, to work with his colleagues in the security division of the U.S. Marshall Department to install ballistic sheet metal and glass into the federal buildings. From that trip and opportunities that arose in the classroom, Reinmuth discovered his passion for teaching.

Justin Reinmuth, Gering High School robotics teacher, visits with a couple of his students about building an extension ladder onto their robot during class on Thursday, March 12. The group with the tallest ladder will win the challenge.

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Growing up, Reinmuth enjoyed taking classes in woods and auto mechanics knowing that he would likely not attend college because his family could not afford it.

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