On a recent Saturday in November, UHS students from the Habitat for Humanity club participated in a build that would impact someone close to them. The students spend the day helping to build walls of a house that will soon be called home for a fellow UHS student.
The UHS Habitat for Humanity Club has been meeting since late spring of last year. Faculty sponsors are teachers Mark Foley, Laura Koritz, and Aimee Puls. The club typically have thirty to forty juniors and seniors attend the Wednesday lunchtime meetings, with an additional ten to twenty freshman and sophomores who meet Tuesdays after school with Mrs. Puls.
Students who are over sixteen years of age can volunteer for the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate. About once a month, the students spend a Saturday at a Habitat build site. So far they have painted trim and doors, cleaned nearly-completed homes, installed foundational flooring, and constructed walls. Read the rest of this story »