Kingwood ISD students build tiny homes for homeless veterans

HOUSTON — High school students in Kingwood are using nails and hammers to help veterans.

The teens unveiled their second tiny home Monday they have built for a homeless vet.

“I’ve been working on this house for two years,” C.J. Schoettlin, a student at Kingwood Park High School, said.

In only 209-square-feet, students were able to fit all the essentials: a bed, dining table and chairs and cabinets.

“We hope to make these for years to come,” said KPHS senior Parker Ryan.

The tiny house is the second built by the architecture and engineering students at KPHS.

The home was built for a veteran in need of a place to live.

“Being able to pick up a veteran off the street and give him a home to live in and grow is just amazing to me,” Ryan said.

U.S. Marine Corps veteran Edward Rodriguez had a stroke two years ago.

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New partnership to help College of Charleston real estate students

One of the College of Charleston’s fastest-growing academic offerings can now provide new career-boosting advantages for ready-to-work students through a newly forged partnership.

The Commercial Real Estate Finance program at the College of Charleston School of Business was recently named a university alliance partner by the Certified Commercial Investment Member Institute for its undergraduate real estate program, a first of its kind in South Carolina.

Through the partnership, students majoring, minoring or concentrating in commercial real estate finance — and recent graduates — can now benefit from the educational and networking opportunities of the institute and its 13,000 members worldwide. 

“(The institute) is a leader in the commercial real

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Parkland County students building duplex in immersive learning program

Students in Parkland County are splitting time between the classroom and a construction site.



a group of people standing in front of a building: Grade 10 students take part in Building Futures on October 8, 2020


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Grade 10 students take part in Building Futures on October 8, 2020

Grade 10 students from the area are building a duplex from the ground up. It’s part of a partnership between Parkland School Division and Coventry Homes, where kids are able to earn credits toward their diploma through the project.

“When they got here, it was an empty lot. Just dirt,” said Building Futures lead teacher Mike Holton. “They got involved in excavation, surveying and concrete. They’ll take it all the way to the finished stage. They should be done in June.”

Students start in the classroom, learning core classes, and then build the home alongside tradespeople.

“We transfer the classroom skills exactly. We spent a week doing measurement and Pythagorean theorem in class,” Holton said. “Then, the construction lead told

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