Students frame up their future


March 17, 2023

Brady Slater

Mason Mallon uses a tape measure to record the proper size of sheeting before a cut.

It didn't take long for the Career and Technical Education building at Wrenshall school to show its value.

The facility opened this school year after $2.1 million in renovations. By turning it into an asset, officials hope to attract students to a district currently in a budget crisis.

"I like how big it is," said senior Peyton Johnson earlier this week. "Now look, we can build a house inside here."

Johnson spoke as peers in his carpentry class spent the afternoon adding particle board sheeting to a portion of a house they'd already framed. The home framing project was the brainchild of 17-...

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