Construction classes open doors to future careers

by | Nov 26, 2020 | Education

Although a common pirate directive is, ‘Walk the plank’, Pi­rates taking construction classes at Wylie High School have cho­sen less dire, and more produc­tive, plank activities.

Jason Light, a 1999 graduate of WHS, has been a construction technology teacher and a football coach at WHS for three years.

“I had a great experience here. I had an amazing shop teacher, Allen Morris, and fantastic head coach, Bill Howard,” Light said. “I wanted to be to students what those two were to me.”

Last year, construction be­gan on a project that would help bolster school spirit amongst the construction class students. Light designed a 30’ long, 14’ wide and 28’ tall pirate ship. Students helped with calculating angles, material measurements and then built the entire ship. Light in­formed that 90% of the project was done by freshmen. The proj­ect was completed this year and had its maiden voyage at the re­verse Homecoming parade on Oct. 2.

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By Karen Chaney[email protected]

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