On May 21, seven students from Platteville High School’s Construction class were part of a community service project helping remove and replace landscaping timbers, and repair a couple sagging gates for homeowner Kathy Herbst.
“This project was a great experience for the students to participate in,” said teacher Ed Wiegmann. “It showed them what a job site would be like, but also the interaction with the homeowner, Kathy Herbst, was invaluable to show the students the importance of being respectful, hard working, and doing quality work.”
Herbst mentioned “how thrilled I was with Mr. Wiegmann’s excellent leadership and the students’ skill, efficiency and positive demeanor. Not only were they all focused and safety-minded, they were the epitome of all the qualities one could want in today’s youth ... polite, well mannered, pleasant and so appreciative of anything done for them.
“The quality of the work they did repairing the huge planter and repairing the gates in the fence is second to none. I would highly recommend that Mr. Wiegmann and his students offer to do other projects in the community.”