High school students from Great Falls High and CMR completed the 44th High School House in our community located at 316 5th Avenue South. We had an amazing turnout of family, friends, community leaders, business owners, supporters, and neighbors that were able to gather for the Open House celebration in honor of this great accomplishment. NeighborWorks Great Falls is proud to partner with Great Falls Public Schools to provide this program for our youth, an opportunity for high school house students to learn hands-on skills outside the classroom.
The students worked on constructing this new home since September 2021. Although all these students worked exceptionally hard on this house, the following two students were named Builders of the Year at the Open House ceremony: AJ Mese of Great Falls High School and Ty Herzog of CMR. This year, we were also able to partner with the Home Builders Association to award the builders of the year a $500 scholarship as well as a $250 gift certificate sponsored by Builders FirstSource.
Additionally, the interior design classes at Great Falls High and CMR play a role in the High School House. Each student in these classes creates a design board and the winning board, voted on by NeighborWorks staff and the community, is chosen as the interior design for the High School House. The top two designers this year were Bryce Hides of Great Falls High and Lily Feist of CMR. We were able to offer the design students of the year each a $50 gift card from Real Deals and a check from NeighborWorks Great Falls.
The Culinary students from each school also put together an array of appetizers and beverages for all to enjoy.
NeighborWorks Great Falls thanks the student builders, parents, GFPS staff, and supporters of the program for making this possible in our community. To learn more about the High School House, visit https://www.nwgf.org/highschoolhouse.