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Students Building Home for Family in Salisbury

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Students in Parkside High School's Career Technology and Education Program are building this home for a family in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC) Students in Parkside High School's Career Technology and Education Program are building this home for a family in Salisbury. (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md.- Students in the Career Technology and Education Program at Parkside High School are building a home for one lucky family in Salisbury.

The program is partnering with Salisbury Neighborhood Housing Services, a private non-profit organization that helps people in distressed communities become homeowners. 

CTE seniors, who come from schools across Wicomico County, started construction on the new home in September. They are building it on the grounds of Parkside High. 

WBOC got a glimpse of what is to come on Friday. An early morning fog delay did not give WBOC a chance to meet the students or see them in action, but CTE Supervisor Bryan Ashby said the teachers and students have been working really hard.

"I think each year we do it, it gets a little bit easier," Ashby said. "We get new groups of students that get to enjoy the experience."

The project is exclusive to seniors taking up studies in the vocational program. The students are building a single-story home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. From concept to construction , seniors taking up specialty classes put their skills to work.

"First carpentry takes a look at the home and does the rough construction," Ashby said. "We'll get it watertight and weatherproofed hopefully by Thanksgiving."

Then the electrical students will come in to do wiring.The HVAC class will work on the duct system. Tiling will also be installed. This will be the 12th home built for SNHS where Cheryl Meadows is executive director.

"All of the families we are serving through this project are low and moderate income families, so it's great to see them to be able to realize their dream of home ownership," Meadows said. 

The house will be complete in May and moved to a lot on Tangier Street.

Meadows said families can apply for the home. The family chosen will have a say in the interior design.

The organization can be reached at (410) 543-4626.

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