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Joliet Township High School Students & Staff Build Custom Dog Houses to Benefit Habitat for Hounds Event

September 28, 2016 03:00 PM

Joliet Township High School students and staff answered the call to service for Habitat for Humanity by participating in the construction and design of two dog houses to be raffled at the upcoming Habitat for Hounds fundraising event. 

Joliet West wrestlers Austin Poch, Eric Davis-Smith, Ryan Casey, David Gutierrez; volleyball players Matt Sudsberry, Carson Brendemuehl; West student Luis Padilla; and Central Advanced Drafting student Cesar Escutia worked on two dog houses: one in partnership with the Rotary Club of Joliet, and one representing Joliet West High School athletics.

To garner participation in building the houses, Will County Habitat for Humanity reached out to Athletic Director Steve Millsaps who contacted Coach Herrmann and Coach Rumpf  who were immediately on board.

At the same time, Rotarian and JTHS Superintendent Dr. Cheryl McCarthy recruited Luis and drafting student Cesar Escutia to assist with the Rotary dog house.  Luis worked after school with Rotarians on the house construction and Cesar worked with Drafting Teacher Dale West to design and 3D print a custom Rotary logo for the house.

“Cesar researched the Rotary logo and used an image as a reference to create a 3-D model in Autodesk inventor,” said West.  “We then 3D printed the logo so it could be hung on the dog house.”

Participation in this kind of event mirrors the JTHS mission and character attributes.

“It was truly a team effort,” said Herrmann.   “From the stenciling to the paining, the boys did it all. There were several clubs, organizations and businesses that were involved and it was a great way for our athletes to connect and interact with others from within the Will County Community.”

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