Lindale High students get unique design opportunity

Lindale High students get unique design opportunity
Friday, July 19, 2013 - 5:45pm

Four Lindale High students were chosen to design a home and are beginning the building process.

In their Career and Technical Education program, students were told to create design drafts, which were then submitted to the President of Red Baron Building Company.

President, Jerry Alexander, then looked over the designs and chose which ones were to be brought to life.

He's very proud of the students.

"Oh it's a blast," Alexander said. "It's amazing, these kids are really smart and they're very savvy on the computers and they're fun."

The students were the primary designers of the house, each student designing a different portion of the home.

Last year, Bailey Hukill, won the overall best design.

And it's his house.. from last year.. that is currently being built now.

"Oh it's exciting that's for sure," Hukill said. "I mean it's an independent project, it's something I did on my own. To be at such a young age, to do it right out of high school and have my own house built."

Seven Lindale High School students received scholarships of two hundred and fifty dollars.

"We had some winners and we had some scholarships."

Lindale High School will get eight percent of the profit.

This is the second time they've done this, and they're planning to continue the tradition for many years to come.

"We are going to continue to do it because it's such a great opportunity for the students," Alexander said. "To work with Jerry to work with the realtors to work with the contractors to not just do it in the classroom but to get outside the classroom and see the end product."

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