Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is an organization that builds houses for lower income families, and the time has come again for another home for another family. This home makes the eleventh house that the organization has constructed.
All of this is made possible because of the Construction Trades Program at PHS. Three classes all fall under the program: Introduction to Construction, Construction Technology 1 and Construction Technology 2. All three of these classes work on the project.
This year’s home is located in Paoli on Thorton Street with a total of twenty five students working on the project. Upperclassmen who have graduated and worked their way up through the program are seniors Pete Penn, Levi Robertson and Tyler Dillard. Juniors Jeremiah Chastain and Dyllon Chastain are also contributing.
The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare the students for a successful career in the construction workforce.
“There are many good jobs available in the construction fields and, through participating in the construction trades program, the students are presented with many opportunities to open doors to a successful, enjoyable and profitable career,” said construction and trades teacher Jon Shellenberger.
Students learn valuable things with this program each year. Construction has already begun for this year’s Habitat for Humanity house, and it will be a long journey that has a happy ending for one lucky family.

Story by Sara Kesterson

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