Darlington High’s Lacy wins model home contest
Shaleigh Lacy, a sophomore at Darlington High School who attends the Darlington County Institute of Technology (DCIT), won DCIT’s 2021 Model Home Building Competition. The contest takes place annually in Jack Parker’s Carpentry I class at DCIT as a project-based learning experience. All of the students must first build an identical model from scratch, and later in the process they add their own touches. Lacy’s winning model features an elegant design with dormer gables, a structurally sound frame, a front porch with overhead trellis, and a front yard enclosed by a picket fence. Three students earned placement in the contest: ● First Place — Shaleigh Lacy ● Second place – Arianne Bouska, Darlington High School junior ● Third place – Emmanuel Pendergrass, Darlington High School sophomore Darlington County School District administrators carried out the judging. Parker rewarded the Carpentry students’ efforts with a lunch through the support of North Industrial Machine in Hartsville. DCIT’s Carpentry class is one of many hands-on opportunities at the school that gives students practical work experience. The career and technology school works to prepare students to enter the workforce following graduation.