UCS high school students on board with raising funds to support teens
UCS high school students on board with raising funds to support teens
Posted on 11/16/2018
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 A group of Henry Ford II students are “On Board” to support a local organization that supports area teens.

Students in the school's woodworking program have designed and constructed a paddle board that will be auctioned this weekend to benefit KnowResolve.

The finished board is 10 feet, two inches length and 33 inches wide, is hollow and weighs 33.2 pounds.

“I really enjoyed being able to be creative with the design to create a look that turned out awesome,” said student Megan Modrak.

According to instructor Christopher Davis, the inspiration for the wooden paddle boards came from a company Little Bay Boards in Petoskey. Davis worked with the company this summer to learn how to build the boards.

“What a great experience. I can't believe that we get to make projects like this in our wood shop classes,” said student Easten Attie.

The board will be part of a the silent auction at KnowResolve’s 12th annual Breaking the Silence benefit.

KnowResolve is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting mental health and preventing youth suicides through outreach, advocacy and education. The organization has assisted more than 127,000 students since 2007.