Catawba County students are putting their building skills together to help their raise money for their schools. Students in shop classes at five schools built playhouses that will be raffled off on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Catawba Valley Community College.
The raffle winner will have their pick of the five playhouses, which feature wood flooring, dry wall, custom cabinets and light fixtures.
The houses were made by students at Newton-Conover High School, St. Stephens High School, Hickory High School, Maiden High School, and Alexander Central High School. The school with the best-of-show playhouse wins $1,000 for its Career-Technical-Education (CTE) department. Other proceeds will be used for scholarships for area high school CTE students and will provide funds to purchase supplies for next year’s playhouses.