It's a hands-on, real-world classroom

Students gain skills through VFW addition


November 24, 2023

Jana Peterson

All 16 students in the Wrenshall construction class put the finishing touches on the new walk-in cooler at the Carlton VFW on Tuesday, Nov. 14. The students had worked with VFW staff and volunteers since September to build the addition.

The group of 16 Wrenshall students quickly separated into small groups outside the Carlton VFW last week, as they hammered and cut the final pieces of the walk-in cooler they'd been building since September. Carter Woodall climbed a ladder to hammer nails into the fascia above, while Tyler Scott held the ladder to make sure his classmate didn't fall. Another group added trim - a job they had to start over - while others took turns drilling, sawing and hammering elsewhere on the tan and sage addition.

It's been a joint project, with the Wrenshall construction class students coming over for a...

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