Since the middle of last semester, our groups have been working on our chicken coops. From gathering materials at Urban Ore and The Away Station, to framing the walls, our class has shown exceptional initiative. We’ve worked hard at every step, and we rarely see students slacking off. We all come into the class, excited to get to work. As the coops come to a finish, those who are closer to the end help groups that are struggling to finish.

For example, my group is building an 8′ by 4′ coop – the biggest out of all of them – and we’ve not only received help from our classmates, but other MSEL-ers as well. John and Dylan, two seniors, helped us panel our walls. This really helped us catch up to the rest of the groups. Emily, Khan, and Amber’s group always seems to have someone absent, yet they have still managed to keep up. No matter what challenges are thrown at us, our class always finds a way to push through.

Most groups are working on their roof or trim currently. Personally, when I step back and look at what we’ve accomplished as a class, I am amazed. Just two and a half years ago we were freshmen who couldn’t even be bothered to do our homework, and now we have almost finished seven chicken coops. We are looking forward to our next project, which is something that will not only be fun, but benefit our school as well.

 

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