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Construction students and instructors in student-built house

Lincoln Northeast students, instructor Bob Freese and assistant Neal Simley pause during construction of the house at 6910 Garland St. An open house of the home is planned for Wednesday, May 15, from 4-6 p.m.

The Lincoln Housing Authority (LHA) will host an open house from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, to celebrate construction of the 25th house built by Lincoln Northeast High School students. The public is invited.

A 5 p.m. program will honor the students and recognize contributions made by the Sowers Club of Nebraska Foundation.

The home at 6910 Garland St. was built by LNE students with supervision by instructor Bob Freese and assistance from Neal Simley. A total of 25 houses have been built by Northeast students since the Lincoln Public Schools' residential construction program began in 1994. Homes built by the students are sold to Lincoln Housing Authority tenants under LHA's lease/purchase home ownership program.

Students learn about construction careers while generating an affordable housing unit. Students frame in the house, install siding, roof sheathing, apply foundation insulation coating, paint the interior, install doors and do finish carpentry. LHA pays for the rest, which is subcontracted. Ken Inness Construction is the general contractor for this year's house.

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Students who built the home at 6910 Garland St. are: Ammar Al Haider, Blaise Anderson, Keegan Anderson, Ali Babikar, Jediah Brown, Kaleb Chase, Kane Clapper, John DeFord, Charles Dungan, Orion Emanuel, Wut-Nuer Gatnoor, Robert Hansen, Dylan Heinbigner, Gabriel Heiseman, Sam Johnson, Trevor Knaub, Aidan Lunn, Mason Montgomery, Preston Mort, Trevor Rowland, Chayse Schaub, Christian Schaub, Anthony Stege and Candido Vera.

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L Magazine editor

Mark Schwaninger is L magazine and Neighborhood Extra editor.

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