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Roy Willis' Construction students and John Tucker's Metals students worked diligently to complete the project during 4th block each school day. This type of project is not unique to this group; they have participated in many other community service projects in the past. "This is a service oriented class, so anywhere we can help to build something, we try to assist," said Willis. The students have recently remodeled a barn at the STAR farm for TCHS, and they plan to renovate the Tift County Soup Kitchen next. They have also built wheelchair ramps and multiple habitat houses, and they have helped wherever they saw a need for their assistance. "Wherever a need arises," said Willis, "we help." Seniors David Craft, Jermarion Billington, Ezequiel Boutista, Tim Minter, Leo Popoca, Rico Flagg, Tyler Barber, Daniel Fisher, Brandon Gephart, Andrew Alberson, and juniors Russell Smith, Justin Dawson, and Javonta Stephens have all contributed many hours of hard work to these projects. Not only are these students helping those in need, they are also learning valuable skills and lessons through this program.

"When students work on projects like these, they are not only learning valuable hands on skills they can use in their chosen career, but they are also learning character building skills as well," said Willis. Tucker is proud of his students' accomplishments and hard work ethic. "This was a good project to give the students hands on experience as well as a good way for them to give back to the community through community service," said Tucker, "It was a win for everyone involved."