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Student-made shed raffled to raise money

Staff writer

A shed made by students in Marion High School’s carpentry class will soon head down the road to a new home.

Tyler Boudreaux, Jake Hess, Noah Kukuk, Brandon Lange, Bryce Mermis, and Lane Watkins, students in Mark Lockhart’s carpentry class, began work on the shed in November and completed it in March.

“It was just to give them some experience,” Lockhart said of the project. “The kids drew up the plans for it, and I took the plans down to The Building Center.”

Morgan Wheeler, owner of The Building Center in Marion, donated materials for the 8 x 8 x 8’ shed.

The shed’s siding is made of Hardie Board.

“It’s premium cement siding,” Wheeler said.

“The construction on this is strong,” Lockhart said.

Brandon Lange served as a foreman for the shed project. He said he took carpentry class to learn practical life skills.

“I thought it would be a better education for general life skills,” Brandon said.

Raffle tickets to win the shed are $25 each or five for $100. Tickets are available at the high school office, Marion Auto Supply, Marion National Bank, The Building Center, Central National Bank, Marion County Ace Hardware, Lanning Pharmacy, Tampa State Bank, and Carlsons’ Grocery.

All proceeds from the raffle are going to buy new tools for the high school’s carpentry and Ag shop program.

The shed will be parked various locations in town before the raffle is over, Lockhart said.

Last modified May 2, 2019