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.
By Karen Chaney • [email protected]