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Students contribute to Habitat homes

IRONTON — Project Lead the Way juniors from Ironton and South Point high schools spent last week helping to build affordable housing to those in need.

Matt Monteville, of Collins Career center, who coordinates PLTW in Lawrence County, said the group of 15 students spent three days working on all aspects of multiple homes for Habitat for Hunanity.

“One student told me he laid an entire kitchen floor and put the laminate down,”Monteville said.

The Ironton homes are ongoing projects for the nonprofit group.

“Some of them are at the beginning of construction, and some are at the end,” Monteville said.

He said the civil engineering students were completing the second semester of work centered on Habitat. In the first semester project, the students were asked to use design software to come up with a hypothetical Habitat home.