Mokena Teen Starts Woodworking Business, Makes Custom Flags

MOKENA, IL — While at home remote learning, 14-year-old Mokena resident Seth Mendoza has learned a new skill. The Martino Junior High School student has learned about wood-working, and has even started his own business making homemade wooden flags.

Kelly Mendoza, Seth’s mom, said her son is now customizing the flags and has had a variety of requests.

“Seth is the kind of kid that can’t sit still,” Kelly said in an email to Patch. She said he would have his remote learning work done early, so his dad started to teach him woodworking skills.

“I started off by making a flag for our family, and a neighbor liked it and asked about it,” Seth told Patch With word of mouth, other neighbors began asking for flags, as well as family and friends.

Seth’s dad, Mike, was a U.S. Marine, who was injured in Iraq in 2006. The family has

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