“I thought instead of kids building bird houses, let’s do something meaningful,” Marathon High School’s Construction Trades instructor Glenn Nakliki told the Weekly this past April.
On Wednesday evening, Habitat for Humanity of the Middle Keys presented the keys to a new home to Stanley Switlik teacher Sarah Adams. The aptly named “Habitech Home” was constructed entirely by students from Marathon High School students and is capable of withstanding hurricane force winds and the stress of FCATs.
“This is truly a community project,” said Marathon Mayor Mike Cinque during the Chamber of Commerce After Hours and Home Dedication. “And it is because of you, the business community, that dreams like this become a reality.”
The elevated home features green, dual flush toilets, a spacious wood deck, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and green grass!
Pictured, from left: Glenn Naklicki, Sarah Adams, and Habitat for Humanity Executive Director Bruce Ferraro.