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WHS Construction Students To Raffle ‘Pioneer Cottage’ To Fund Scholarships, Nonprofits

WHS Construction Technology teacher Jason Matthews (in the green shirt) instructs student Caleb Scott (standing on the porch) on the Pioneer Cottage.

By Jesse Wood

Students in Watauga High School’s Construction Technology Department are building the “Pioneer Cottage,” and once complete, the structure will be raffled off to support the Construction Technology Scholarship Fund, the Watauga Education Foundation and Habitat for Humanity.

As Watauga County Schools spokesperson Marshall Ashcraft noted in an email, the “Pioneer Cottage” could serve as a children’s playhouse, workshop, storage shed or man/woman cave.

“This project goes beyond immediate skill development for students studying construction technology,” Ashcraft wrote. “In fact, the students working it may be helping construct their own future: the completed building will be raffled off early next month to support the Construction Technology Scholarship Fund through the High Country Home Builders Association.”

Raffle tickets cost $5 and are available from WHS construction technology teacher Jason Matthews via email at matthewsj@watauga.k12.nc.us.

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