9/13 - Monroe Students Complete Ninth Home Project
Students from C. S. Monroe Technology Center, a competitive technology high school in Loudoun County, have recently completed their ninth home building project. The formal dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Friday, September 27th. The superintendent, school board members, local press, neighbors, as well as past and present students were all in attendance.
Lead teacher and general contractor for the project, Andrew Campbell, is the Building Construction teacher at Monroe Technology. He has been with this program since the beginning and was delighted to see it through to completion. Other programs at the school also supplied their expertise; HVAC, Masonry, Welding, Advanced Networking, and Environmental Plant Science. Alumni building construction student, Tony Witt, worked on the house for three years while attending Monroe. Tony was in attendance for the dedication and said “I was here when the foundation was poured. I worked on the framing, so to see the completed house has made me very proud. It is nice to see what students can do, when everyone works together.”
The luxury 5,000 square foot house was built largely by junior and senior Loudoun County students. A handful of local professionals aided in some of the more risky aspects of the construction, like the foundation and the roof. The house lists for $699,000 and is located on Gum Springs Road in Aldie, VA. Loudoun County Schools has already purchased the next property in Leesburg and current Monroe students will start on this new house project immediately.