04/28/13 - 1:04pm
EAGLE RIVER (AP) — How many people can say they know how to safely operate an electric saw? How about install shingles? Or build a shed?
A handful of Chugiak and Eagle River high-schoolers can.
A combined 16 students from both area high schools are currently participating in the first year of an after-school material science class started by Gruening Middle School teacher Gary Martin.
The eight-week course teaches students a variety of construction skills, like framing, roofing and how to use power tools.
“It’s working with materials,” Martin said.