Students help build Habitat house

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo.
Habitat for Humanity house in Belle Glade under construction by West Technical Education Center H.E. Hill Construction Academy.

BELLE GLADE — On Friday, Feb. 3, the West Technical Education Center H.E. Hill Construction Academy students attended the installation of a Habitat for Humanity house in Belle Glade. The Academy is made up of students from Glades Central, Pahokee High and Crossroads.

Glades Central’s Principal Mrs. Angela Moore, Glades Central’s Assistant Principal Dr. Cindy McDade, Glades Central’s Construction Academy Instructor Anthony Carroll along with several dignitaries from the area which included Board Member Marcia Andrews, Mayor Steve Wilson, Mary Wilkerson, Lisa Wilson, Mary Evans, and Eddie Rhodes also witnessed this extraordinary event.

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo. The Weitz Academy of Construction at Seminole Ridge High School built the sections of the house that were transported to Belle Glade.

Glades Central students in attendance were Edwin Benitez, Aiyana Bent, Mark Butts, Jesse Davis, Djoumay Dorlean, Za’Tavious Dunning, Lexinord Esteven, Frantz Faustin, Juan Guzman Roman, Alex Jaimez, Ta’Lizia Johnson, Jada Lewis, Andrew Louis, Deyvi Moya and Cornelius White.

Pahokee High School student in attendance was Anthony Lowe.

Special to The Sun/Courtesy photo. Watching the sky high crane unload and set in place the various sections of the house was exciting.

Crossroads Academy students in attendance were Colton Nee, Jekerra Nelson, Dominique Page and Janeisha Starling.

This Habitat for Humanity house is being built in collaboration with three of the Palm Beach County School District’s Construction Academies. The Weitz Academy of Construction at Seminole Ridge High School built the sections of the house that were transported to Belle Glade. The H.E. Hill Construction Academy students are building the vanity cabinets in the house. Additionally, Royal Palm Beach High School’s HVAC-R Academy will be installing the air conditioning and heating for the home.

Watching the sky high crane unload and set in place the various sections of the house was exciting. We want to thank Habitat for Humanity for the opportunity to be a part of this project.

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