Thomas Academy vocational students build shed for charity

April 11, 2019

Lake Waccamaw, NC – Thomas Academy vocational students started construction during the fall semester on a shed to be sold for charity.

“Our students enjoyed working on this project with Mr. Wesley Stephens,” said Dr. Geraldine Bradshaw, director at Thomas Academy. “These efforts included use of various measurement devices and the use of tools following specific safety procedures while working with a team. All of these skills will benefit the students into the future.”

The original intention was to complete the shed for sale during the holidays, but the arrival of Hurricane Florence shifted the focus.

“Our team was a little discouraged by the delay, but they continued to work hard,” Stephens said. “The end result is a building the students can be proud of.”

The 8’ by 10’ shed includes a door with latch and window.

“Anyone who is interested in purchasing a shed built to their specifications to help support work of our vocational program can contact Wesley through the school,” said Dr. Tom Simmons, vice president for education. “It is a fantastic opportunity to get a shed to meet your needs while also meeting the needs of children in the community.”

To contact the school, call 910-646-2337.

About Thomas Academy

Thomas Academy is a North Carolina Public Charter School that educates middle and high school students. Located on the Lake Waccamaw campus of Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina, the academy provides a tailored academic experience to students who are oftentimes in need of a more specialized, integrated curriculum. Thomas Academy was founded on personalization in education, unique offerings and educating through purposeful design. Enrollment is open to any student in grades six through 12.