Making ‘Homes for Hounds’
|St. Clare Walker Middle School TSA advisor Matthew Short demonstrates construction techniques to TSA members Cole and Tyler Radabaugh.|
by TSA students Brooke Daniel and Tyler Radabaugh
As members of the St. Clare Walker Middle School Technology Student Association (TSA) prepare for their upcoming state competition, they have announced their construction project for this year. Based on observations in the community, the construction challenge team felt that there was a need for dog houses for families who could not otherwise provide a reliable shelter for their pets. Therefore, the creation of “Homes for Hounds” came about.
The challenge team, consisting of six students, has a focus on the welfare of dogs in our community. All homes are constructed of reclaimed wooden shipping pallets. They strip the pallets down into slats and, with precise dimensioning, construct safe and dependable homes. Although they have yet to find a recipient, they have contacted members throughout the community who can assist in the search for a beneficiary that fulfills the requirements.
TSA construction challenge team members include Brooke Daniel, Chloe Hodges, Saylor Jensen, Danielle Jones, Cole Radabaugh, Tyler Radabaugh, and TSA chapter advisor Matt Short.