Cedar Ridge High School will soon have a new mobile ticket booth to serve the campus’ athletic activities. The school’s construction and architecture classes worked together to design and build the ticket booth, which will be located near the baseball and softball fields.
The ticket booth will be a total of 24 feet by 10 feet and house movable walls to rearrange the rooms within the mobile building. The Cedar Ridge architecture practicum class, led by Architecture Teacher Kelly Foster, designed the layout and plans for the building then worked with Construction Technology Teacher Neil Little’s second-year construction class to build the structure.
“There’s nothing that’s going to teach our students better than them actually putting it all together,” Little said. “These are the best projects because it’s important that the students see they’re contributing to the community and it adds to their legacy at Cedar Ridge.”
Each class period, more than 20 students put on their protective classes, tool belts and work gloves to saw pieces of wood, nail pieces together and paint the ticket booth with precise detail.
“This project is really beneficial because it helps us learn perfection,” Cedar Ridge Junior Xavian Millett said. “We learn to make everything look good the first time so we don’t have to go back and do it again. Responsibility and perfection are key because this ticket booth will be seen by other people.”
The ticket booth is the latest project Little’s classes have contributed to the Cedar Ridge community. The students previously built a courtroom bench for the law classes and shelves for the Raider Locker program, which gives clothes and school supplies to students in need.
“Our construction and architecture programs are outstanding assets to our campus,” Cedar Ridge Principal Lynette Thomas said. “We are fortunate to have passionate students and teachers who embrace hands-on projects that will serve our community for many years to come.”