Seminole Ridge High School students building homes for Habitat for Humanity

Loxahatchee - Luanna Filadelfo is in the construction program at Seminole Ridge Community High School.

The high school sophomore and about 100 students are getting hands-on experience building a second house for Habitat for Humanity.

Luanna said, "We started from the ground up. so we did the base and put up the walls and I did some electrical, plumbing everything, the roof."

The students were supervised by their teacher and local professionals. They built a three bedroom, two bath house on the school property this year. Their teacher Rick Terkovich said, "It exposes them to the different careers and it also exposes them to the skills necessary."

A few weeks ago, the house was moved here on South "E" Street in Lake Worth. Construction crews are placing the finishing touches.

Bernard Godek with Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County told NewsChannel 5, "We get one home built to serve one family for affordable home, but the real benefit is for the students who go through it and the education. the hands on experience and the ability to go somewhere after graduation to go on to higher education."

As a family prepares to move into the home soon, students like Luanna are preparing to build a third home after the holidays.

"It's really fun helping someone build a house," said Luanna.


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