Students put skills to good use

13 years ago

Wickstrom, Adams build toy box for the Hope & Justice Project

By Barbara Scott
Staff Writer

Two students in the residential carpentry program at the Caribou Technology Center recently put their wood working skills to work along with their desire to give back to their community and began a project dedicated to the Hope & Justice Project.

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Kyle Wickstrom, left and Brandon Adams, students in the residential carpentry program at the Caribou Technology Center, display the toy box they recently constructed and donated to the Hope & Justice Project.

Under the direction of John Worsely, carpentry instructor at the CHS Tech Center, Brandon Adams, a senior and Kyle Wickstrom, a junior, built a 24-inch by 48-inch pine toy box complete with louvered hinges on the cover. The impressive craftsmanship of the two high school students’ work was greatly appreciated by the local program coordinator.

“This was a great project for Brandon and Kyle to learn on,” stated Worsley. “I gave them only a sketch of what their toy box should look like, there was no mechanical drawing — they just took it from there. Of course they had to replace a couple of different pieces, but that’s how they learn. Considering they only had two hours a day to work on this project, it didn’t take them long and I think they did a great job — they should be proud of their work,” Worsley added.

The Caribou Residential Services coordinator at the Hope & Justice Project said, “This is something we will really to be able to put to good use and the students did a great job. For the community to come together such as this for the people we serve is greatly appreciated. It shows compassion to these individuals, their needs and what they are going through. This wonderful toy box will bring some joy to the children who are in the shelter,” she added.