Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Olympic High to dedicate fifth Habitat house

Olympic High students will dedicate the school's fifth Habitat for Humanity house built by students Friday.

Since 2006, Olympic students have been raising the money for constructing a house and then, with the help of construction students, building them, said Mike Realon, an Olympic spokesman.

Olympic students have been building Habitat houses since 2006.
Pictured here are students from an Olympic Habitat project in 2008.

The project has increased proficiency test scores by more than 100 percent, he said. The project was also honored by Microsoft Corporation as one of the country's top-five school projects because of its innovation and ability to provide students important life skills.

The celebration will take place 11 a.m. Friday at 1921 Weststone Drive in Charlotte. Guest speakers will be Ann Clark, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools deputy superintendent; Frank Spencer, president of Habitat for Humanity Charlotte; Carly Suddreth, an Olympic graduate and project manager of the school's first Habitat house.