Bethel Middle School partners with local business
The Bethel Middle School sixth-grade careers class recently completed an educational partnership with Appalachian Antique Hardwoods, a wood reclamation business located across Sonoma Road from the middle school.
The students toured the facility which reclaims old barn wood that it makes into furniture, flooring and siding. Students saw how salvaged barn wood is cleaned of old nails and debris, cut to length and then kiln dried. The students watched as product orders were built, given a protective finish and then packed for shipping.
Salesmen from Appalachian Antique Hardwoods then visited the school and talked with the students about placing an order, the importance of accurate measuring and double checking a proposal for mistakes. The students got to select a bench that was built for the Middle School’s front lobby.
Students in the picture from left to right: Front row: Matthew McElrath, Jeanna Davis, Chris Hall Maycie Henry, Gracie Shelton, Anna Shepherd, Ben Smathers, Jonathan Mehaffey, Dawson Smith, Caelan Burris, Braedon Robinson Justin Langdale, Chase Wilson, Jacob Mintz
Back row: Zach Guy – Owner AAH, Guadalupe Zavala, Clint Ramsey – Sales AAH, Tyler Williams, Zeke Long, Emilie Thompson, Leighann Murray, Ally Curry, Elijah Higgins, Emma Sorrells, Cynthia Henderson – Sales AHH, Allie Fisher, Bruce Ford Master craftsman AAH, Gurdy Creson, and David Curtis Careers Teacher Bethel Middle School.