Eleven students enrolled in the Juneau-Douglas High School construction classes recently returned from Martin County, Fla., where they spent their Spring Break framing houses in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity.
Many of these students are also part of the local House Build program where they have been engaged in building an affordable house for the local community in partnership with the Juneau Housing Trust and SAGA. Teacher Andy Bullick, SAGA Construction Manager Justin Fantasia, and Americorp member John Webber accompanied the students on the trip.
The students installed roof trusses, roof sheeting and did interior framing on two 1,600-square-foot houses. The students represented the Juneau community well and worked solid 8-hour days efficiently and safely.
A highlight of the week was visiting with Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell’s mother, who lives in Florida, and her dog Wally Hickel, who both made it a point to come out to the jobsite daily to inspect progress.
The students worked hard and had a fantastic enjoyable trip of a lifetime and wish to thank the following Juneau sponsors: Alaska Industrial Hardware, Bullick Roofing LLC, Don Abel Building Supplies, Griffin MacLean Insurance, Jerry’s Meats and Seafood, Juneau School District’s Career and Technical Education Programs, Max Mielke, SAGA, South East Alaska Building Industry Association, Tlingit and Haida Central Council, Tyler Rental and Valley Lumber.
For more information contact Juneau School District Career and Technical Education Coordinator Carin Smolin at 523-1877 or email carin.smolin@juneauschools.