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CTE students excited to give back to community with booth

Picture courtesy of Copper Country ISD Career & Technical Education CCISD CTE Construction Technology student Derek Bastion, a junior from Hancock High School, nails siding on the new announcer’s booth going to the Houghton County Fairgrounds horse ring.

HANCOCK — The Copper Country ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Construction Technology class worked with the Houghton County Fair Board and the Timber Trails Riding Club to put together the new announcer’s booth at the horse ring on the fairgrounds equipped with much-needed storage.

The CCISD CTE programs appreciated the opportunity to work with the community on projects like this for the benefit of both the students and the organizations. Students in the CTE program gained real world building and problem-solving skills by putting together a quality project that both the fair, and those who utilize the grounds, will benefit from for years to come.

The project was a win-win for the students and the community, Rick Freeman, an officer on the local Houghton County Fair Board, said.

“The Houghton County Fair Board is very appreciative for the efforts of the students and the CTE program,” he said. “This has been a project in the making and now we have a very nice announcer’s booth for the horse shows, which is a big plus for everyone.

“On behalf of the fair board, I just wanted to say thank you very much to the students and the CCISD.”

Students were excited to know that this project will be at the fairgrounds and benefit many people in the future.

“It’s really cool to know there will be something at the fairgrounds I worked on and will be used for many years to come,” said CTE Construction Technology student Ben Galetto, a Hancock High School senior who worked on the booth.

CTE Construction Technology Instructor Mike Randell commented on this project as well.

“It is great to have projects like this to help the community and give students a new experience utilizing their construction, problem-solving, and teamwork skills,” said Randell. “Everything the students did with this project is applicable to the real world, if they are building for themselves or as a professional.”

The CTE class will head up to the fairgrounds when the weather permits to finish the building’s final details and close it in, but this has proven to be a great partnership forged to benefit all those involved.

All the students send a big thank you to Dave’s BP and Patriot Towing for donating their time, experience, and equipment to move the building from the Career Tech Center in Hancock to the Houghton County Fairgrounds. Their efforts made the move much safer and easier for everyone.

If you would like to learn more about the Copper Country ISD Career and Technical Education Construction Technology or any other program, call 906-482-4250 or visit the Copper Country ISD website at www.copperisd.org/career-technical-education.

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