Sign-A-Wall Stud Ceremony at Roxbury High School
ROXBURY - (Monday, June 7, 2021) Students from Roxbury High School’s Structural Design and Fabrication program got to show off their handiwork of the Morris Habitat for Humanity house they are building to their families, state, county and local officials at a Sign-A-Wall Stud ceremony, Monday evening. Three of the fifteen SDF students, Michael Hills, Kyle Finnan and Randy DePalma, were recognized for their dedication to the project and presented with a “Golden Hammer” award by their teacher, Frank Caccavale.
Caccavale also recognized five area businesses that have assisted in or are supporting the project: Babula Architecture, GAF Roofing, Hoboken Cabinetry, Morristown Lumber and NJ Siding and Window.
Attendees were given the chance to leave messages of hope and well wishes on the wall studs throughout the house.
Construction of one half of the 3-bedroom modular house has been on going throughout the school year, despite the roadblocks caused by the pandemic, said Caccavale. The project is projected to be completed at the end of the 2022 school year, when two halves of the house will be transported from the high school to the building lot on Edith Drive in Landing. Morris Habitat for Humanity has not yet chosen a family for the home.
For more information on this Habitat for Humanity project and an ongoing project in Jefferson, see the story, “Volunteers, Families Don’t Let Pandemic Get in the Way of Housing Dreams in the Memorial Day issue of the Lake Hopatcong News magazine.