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Summer Creek High School “Tiny Home” dedicated on Veterans Day
Summer Creek High School hosted a Veterans Day celebration complete with patriotic music, American flags, distinguished guests, and a “tiny home” students planned and built for a veteran in need. The event, held Nov. 11 on the Summer Creek High School campus, honored past and current members of the U.S. Armed Forces, including members of the Summer Creek High School staff who also served.
Members of the Armed Forces visit the tiny home built by SCHS students during the school’s Veterans Day celebration Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.
The “Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes” project has played a big role not just for veterans, but also for students finding a future career. “The project helped influence my decision to pursue a career in architecture,” Natalia Andrade, former Summer Creek High School student said. Andrade is now attending classes at Texas A&M University in College Station.
The highlight of the event was the dedication of a home built by students who participated in the project. Those on hand were able to see the inside of the home as it nears the finishing stages.
Students who helped design and build the home say it’s about more than just learning how to build a house. “It gives you a feeling of pride. It’s something you can’t just learn in the classroom,” Andrade said.
“Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes” is a service project created by architecture and engineering students from Summer Creek and Kingwood Park high schools to provide housing for homeless veterans. It was recently recognized by the Texas Workforce Commissioner representing labor, Julian Alvarez, III.
“Students Helping Veterans: Big Heroes, Tiny Homes” was recently featured on Channel 13.
For more information about the project, please visit https://www.humbleisd.net/bigheroestinyhomes.
Left: SCHS students set a festive mood with drums as students and visitors make their way through the school to see the tiny home project. Right: Harris County Precinct 2 Commissioner Adrian Garcia thanks veterans for their service on the steps of the tiny home as students and visitors look on.