STILWELL – Participation in community service projects plays an important role in the CareerTech student program and organization at Indian Capital Technology Center.
For the past 15 years, students from the Service Careers program at the ICTC-Stilwell Campus have undertaken to help lay out, mark and paint the Stilwell High School football field prior to each home game at the James Bradley Memorial Field. The students met with athletic director Ronnie Littlejohn and head coach Don Harrison before the start of the football season to discuss and plan the project and began laying out the pitches ahead of the first home scrimmage.
Participating students included: Grace Allen, Trevor Case, Rodney Elmore, Tylan Goodrich, Ashley Green, Ivorie Greenlee, Logan Halm, Nickalas Hammer, Bryce Ketcher, Ethan Moreno, Colton Newman, Joey Olive, Sebastian Ritter, Jose Sam, Elsie Winkler, Landon Yarbrough, Kaden York and Logan Young. The students worked with local artist Sheila Bruner on the layout of the land, the grid, as well as designing and painting the school mascot.
The project has benefited the school in a number of ways, such as relieving Stilwell’s coaching staff of on-court work, allowing them to focus on working with athletes.
SHS was responsible for purchasing the materials and ICTC students did the work. During this process, they gained valuable work experience and improved the skills needed to successfully complete the project. Students will be able to add this experience to their work portfolio.
“We love that our students can get involved in community service projects and give back to the communities in which we are located. Mr. Gilstrap and his students do a great job preparing the football field at Stilwell High School each year, and we are very proud of the hard work they have put in with this project,” said ICTC Superintendent, Tony Pivec.