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At the Edge and Beyond – Hanover Building Trades

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Students from the Hanover Central High School Building Trades classes deliver signs they designed and constructed to the Water's Edge Condominium complex on Lake Shore Drive in Cedar Lake.   
 
The Hanover Building Trades program under the direction of Benjamin Landis has become far more than a path to career readiness.  The students in the program are actively using their time and talent to benefit the community. 

A month and a half ago Mr. Landis was contacted by Carol Ramsay, Manager of the Water’s Edge Condominiums in Cedar Lake.  The Condo Association was looking for a cost effective way to add signage to the property.  “I am not an alumnus, or a parent of a student,” said Ms. Ramsay, “but I thought this might be a way to showcase the talent at your school.” 

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As Condominium Association members look on, the signs are carefully removed from the trailer by students. 

The project involved two Building Trades classes and a total of 21 students.  Not only did the students construct two signs, but several students; Rich Loudermilk and Kody Snyder led the design effort.  “We worked off of the Association’s logo,” said Loudermilk who noted that the colors for the sign were custom mixed and the lettering used is one of a kind.  “We did the lettering free hand,” he said.  Kody Snyder cut the letters.  “Routing the lettering was the most time consuming and tedious part,” said Loudermilk.  “The slightest movement in the wrong direction and the whole sign would need to be redone,” Rich added.  There were no accidents and the signs were completed on the first attempt.  The students, teacher and Association members are all pleased with the end product.

“I had nothing in mind for the design,” said Ms. Ramsay.  “I thought it would be nice for the students to come up with their own design and they did a great job.  Your students can certainly take pride in what they did.”

Ben Landis agrees; “I love the work my students are doing and want to continue the great legacy of this program as well as the work of the school corporation.  We love making great products for this incredible community.” 

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Students from the Building Trades classes at Hanover Central High School join instructor Ben Landis and members of the Water’s Edge Condominium Association, President Jack Davids, Manager Carol Ramsay and Vice President Charles H. Binnie, for the delivery of two signs designed and constructed by students in the classes.  
 
Joining the students and Mr. Landis for the presentation of the sign were Association President Jack Davids, Carol Ramsay and Charles H. Binnie, Vice President of the Association.  Mr. Landis gratefully accepted a cash donation of $250. from the Association members.  The signs will be installed in the next few days and students will see their work proudly displayed at the complex on Lake Shore Drive for many years to come.  
 
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Instructor, Ben Landis accepts a donation from Water's Edge Condominium Association President Jack Davids on behalf of the Building Trades program. 
 
As each project is completed, students eagerly look forward to the next one.  On tap is the construction of a home in Cedar Lake.   “We’ve already been doing some clearing and preparation on the property and we hope to have the foundation in by Christmas break,” said Mr. Landis with his trademark enthusiasm and smile. 

From planter boxes at the Hanover Trustee’s Office that provided fresh produce to those in need, to their work on the state-of-the-art soccer complex at the high school, to signs for the Water’s Edge Condominiums, to a entire house, these are students and an instructor who are leaving their mark all over the Hanover community with pride, hard work and talent.

 Mission Statement: 
 At Hanover Community School Corporation, we are:  Making a difference…realizing potential.

 

Vision Statement:

 

The Hanover Community School Corporation realizes the individuality of each student and is committed to providing a safe and positive atmosphere for learning. The collaboration of dedicated staff and the community allows Hanover Community School Corporation to create a literacy-rich environment and facilitate high quality instruction for all students. A challenging curriculum, well-equipped facilities and relevant technology optimize achievement, empowering all students to realize their potential for success in a global society.


Board approved April 17, 2012

 

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