This project is strictly volunteer. The school is not paid for any of the labor involved and the students are rewarded only by the fantasic doughnuts that Donna makes. (Let’s just say that the boys are more than happy when payday comes!) The Larsons furnish all of the supplies needed for the construction and all of the students are gaining a kind of education that they could only get through hands-on experience. Bryce N., explained that, “This is the best way to learn. Some people just can’t learn from books and this is a lot better than sitting in a class room.”
The students are required to see this as more than just school work. This is an actual job. The boys will put in about 10 to 15 hours of work a week in class. Sometimes the class continues to work outside of class because time is probably the biggest difficulty of the project. There just isn’t enough time during class to get as much work done as they could.
The boys haven’t been in this project alone though. They have had lots of help and supervision from Mr. Mohr as well as Kent DeLosh, who helped teach the students about laying block, and Scott McDowell, who helped with the general excavation of the site.
Please remember to check back to this site. Pictures will be updated as soon as they are received, and at the end of the year, all of the pictures will range from beginning to end. The class is also trying to touch up some blue prints so we can include them on the site.