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Clay Building Trades class working on 38th project

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Clay Building Trades class is made up mostly of Northview High School juniors and seniors including (front, from left) Instructor Assistant Rod Clarke, junior James Andrews, senior Jacob Pflueger, Clay City High School senior Kyle Pruiett, senior Ben Jordan, senior Caleb Nicosin, Instructor Dan Dragon, (back, from left) senior Taylor Smith, junior Nate James, junior Drew Atkinson, senior A.J. Anderson, senior Tanner Glenn, junior Denver Reberger and junior Damien Solomon. The class is working to complete a home in Clay View Estates by the end of the year. [Order this photo]
The Clay Building Trades class has been working on Project No. 14 in Clay View Estates this year.

The home will be the 38th project to be completed since the group's inception in 1974.

The class is currently laying the brick on the exterior of the house during dry days and going indoor to finish the electrical devices on foul weather days.

The class's goal is to have the house completed by the end of the school year so the students can continue to receive additional training in finish exterior, concrete, finish carpentry, finish plumbing, wall coverings and floor coverings.

This year's class is unusually small, made up of five second-year students and seven first-year students.

"The students have done a great job in keeping up with the project as much as possible compared to a class average of about 25," Building Trades Instructor Dan Dragon said.

The students spend three hours a day working on the home and receive three credits each semester.

"This is probably the most intensive elective because they put so many hours into it," Dragon said.

The home is a single-level brick house with two bathrooms and two bedrooms, located at 1746 East Bill Brown Court, Brazil. The project will complete the first of three cul-de-sacs located in Clay View Estates.

The Clay Building Trades program will have an open house Sunday, June 10.

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I sincerely hope many of these youths take advantage of this program and go on to better themselves in the field of construction.

-- Posted by My Dime on Mon, Mar 12, 2012, at 7:19 PM

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