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Community service meets the classroom for Sturgis High School students


Wednesday, some KOTA Territory teens got the chance to see the fruits of their labor on a very special project.

Students from Sturgis Brown High School visited the finished product of a home they helped construct as part of a combination, geometry and construction class.

The home built for Sturgis EMT and substitute teacher Lee Stroschine, is the 78th Habitat for Humanity home constructed in the Black Hills.

Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Scott Engmann says the unique partnership gives the students a chance to merge community service with what they are studying in school, "We've seen time and time again that students when given a chance to give back, to do something practical where they can see the outcome of what they're working on, will give very generously and there complete hearts to a project.

Sturgis High School student Kassidy Katzmiller says it was interesting to see how geometry is applied in a practical sense, "Being able to put geometry into our construction and learning how angles affect your slopes and other stuff shows you that you're actually use it in your life."

This is the 4th year that Sturgis High School students have participated in the building of a Habitat for Humanity home.

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