Wildcats Build the Community


Students in Building trades work together to complete daily tasks. Photo taken by Cameron Terry.

Cameron Terry, Reporter

Within RCHS’s  Carrer and Technical Education (CTE) Department, Mr. Brayden Tuttle’s Building Trades class has been building a house to be donated to a family in need through Habitat for Humanity. Habitat for Humanity is a volunteer organization that builds homes for people who are in need. 

Tuttle’s class has been working diligently on building the house but has faced many obstacles. They have overcome these obstacles by finding ways to be productive even when the weather wasn’t cooperating by working on other tasks in the classroom such as cutting boards, cleaning up, and other various activities. Another issue they have faced is running out of supplies and having to wait for more materials which are purchased and delivered through Spencer’s Home Center. 

While building the house, the students have learned more than just construction skills. Junior Simon Emore is working with his class to build the house. 

“I’ve learned that teamwork is key, and that you build closer bonds with your classmates,” said Emore. 

Sophomore Jackson Harlin is also contributing to building the house.

“I think the importance of this house is giving someone in need of a home to provide them a safe shelter that can last them a lifetime,” said Harlin. 

The class began the project at the beginning of the school year and are projected to be done by March. The house will be moved by using a crane and transported by a semi-truck to a plot. This house will be the twentieth home that the Building Trades class has built for a family in need and they hope to keep it a tradition to help many more families.

Sophomore Carter Stuart nails boards together to create the framework to a habitat for humanity house. Photo taken by Cameron Terry.